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Jaroslav Halak
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Jaroslav Halak  #41

NUMBER: 41 BIRTHDATE: May 13, 1985  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Bratislava, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 186 DRAFTED: MTL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 9th   (271st overall)
AwardsSeasons
William M. Jennings Trophy 2011-2012
Broke the Islanders record for wins in a season with 38 in 59 games during his first season with the team...Established career highs in wins and games played...Played in his first career NHL All-Star Game...Posted six shutouts, one shy of the club record...Had a career-high 11 game winning streak from Nov. 5 - Dec. 4 (11-0-0), surpassing Billy Smith's franchise record of 10-straight wins (1982)...Earned a win in his Islanders debut on Oct. 10 at Carolina and went on to win his first three starts as an Islander...Recorded back-to-back shutouts on Nov. 8 at Phoenix and Nov. 11 vs. Colorado...Missed two games with a lower-body injury on Dec. 23 and Dec. 27...Had a seven game winning streak from Dec. 13 - Jan. 2...Played his 300th NHL game on Jan. 4 at Edmonton...Recorded his fourth shutout of the season and the first Islanders shutout of the Rangers at Madison Square Garden since Dec. 17, 1975 (Billy Smith)...Missed a game with a lower-body injury on March 17 at Chicago.
AHL All-Rookie Team (2007) William M. Jennings Trophy (2012) (shared with Brian Elliott) Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz, June 17, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Weiswasser (German-2), November 21, 2012. Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis with Chris Stewart, William Carrier, a 1st round choice in 2015 Entry Draft and future considerations for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott, February 28, 2014. Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 3rd round choice in 2015 Entry Draft for Michal Neuvirth and Rostislav Klesla, March 5, 2014. Traded to NY Islanders by Washington for Chicago's 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to NY Rangers NY Rangers selected Igor Shesterkin) in 2014 Entry Draft, May 1, 2014.
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It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract