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Position: Goaltender
Catches: Left
Height: 5’11"
Weight: 181 lbs
Birth Date: 05/13/1985
Birth Place: Bratislava, Slovakia
Acquired: NHL Entry Draft
Draft Team & Year: Montreal Canadiens in 2003
Draft Round: 9th
Overall Choice: 271st
Salary: $475,000

Scouting Report

Strengths: Is great positionally, and boasts
fast reflexes. Has added bulk to his small frame which has translated to
greater success.
Weaknesses: Halak is a bit on the small side
and needs to work on challenging shooters more often.
Projected Role: 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.