|Birth Place:||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|Acquired:||NHL Entry Draft|
|Draft Team & Year:||Montreal Canadiens in 2003|
|Strengths:||Is great positionally, and boasts
fast reflexes. Has added bulk to his small frame which has translated to
|Weaknesses:||Halak is a bit on the small side
and needs to work on challenging shooters more often.
Jaroslav Halak is a goaltender who’s stock continues to rise. Could
challenge for the starting job sometime in the future.
Halak has had a winning record on every team he’s played for and has seen
action in Slovakian leagues, the QMJHL, the ECHL, and the AHL thus far. In 7
games this season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Halak has shared time in goal
with Yann Danis. His record is 4-3, while posting a save percentage of 0.941
and a GAA of 1.74.