Bruins sign goalie Jaroslav Halak to one-year extension

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Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak makes a save during the first period of the team's NHL preseason hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Charles Krupa / AP)

The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a one-year contract extension worth $2.25 million, the team announced on Friday.

Halak, 34, was 18-6-6 in 31 games in 2019-20 with a 2.39 goals-against average and .919 save percentage before the season was paused. The Bratislava, Slovakia native has been with the Bruins since July 2018 when he signed a two-year deal as a free agent.

Prior to signing in Boston, Halak spent four seasons with the New York Islanders, posting a 88-65-19 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.

A ninth-round pick (271st overall) of the Montreal Canadiens in 2003, Halak has played in 520 regular-season games with the Bruins, Islanders, Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues and Canadiens.

May 1, 2020

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Jaroslav Halak
Goaltender
AGE: 36

SIGNED BY
Boston Bruins
LENGTH
1 yr
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$2.25 million
TOTAL
$2.25 million

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