Jaroslav Halak (G)
DRAFTED: Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 9th round, 271st overall, in 2003 NHL Entry Draft. 2006-2007 HIGHLIGHTS: Won the Rbk X-Pulse / AHL Goaltender of the Month for November, posting a record of 7-1-0 with a league-best 0.82 goals against average, a .972 save percentage, four shutouts, and allowed just six goals on 214 shots ... On Dec. 10 at Syracuse (2-0 W), Halak set a Bulldogs franchise record with his eight-career shutout ... Was named PlanetUSA’s starting goaltender at the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic in Toronto ... Set a Bulldogs single-season franchise record with his sixth shutout of the campaign on Jan. 27 vs. Manitoba (3-0 W) ... Recalled by the Canadiens on Feb. 15 and won his first three starts in the NHL including his first start on Feb. 18 at Columbus ... Had a perfect record at the Bell Centre (7-0-0, 1.84, .935, 2 SO) and became the first goaltender since Bob Froese (Philadelphia: 1982-83) to win his first seven decisions at home ... Named the Hamilton Spectator Most Valuable Player and earned Swiss Chalet Top Rookie honours ... Led the AHL in goals against average (2.00), ranked 2nd in save percentage (.932) and 3rd in shutouts (6 in 28 games) ... Named to the AHL All-Rookie team. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Ranked second in the ECHL with a 2.05 goals against average and a league-leading .932 save percentage (2005-06) ... Made 38 saves in his first-career AHL start on Feb. 25/06 at Binghamton [3-2 W(SO)] ... Stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his first ever AHL shutout in only his second game on Feb. 28/06 at SAN (1-0 W) ... Was a member of Slovakia’s 2004 & 2005 World Junior Team ... Named top goaltender of the U-18 World Championships and captured a silver medal with Slovakia (2003-04).