Veteran Goalie Wants To Play In The Right Situation

Published August 13, 2023 at 9:10

An NHL career can only go for so long and for veteran goalie Jaroslav Halak he is in the twilight of his career.

The 38 year old is still looking for an NHL contract with training camps opening next month. Halak had another solid season in his familiar backup role with the New York Rangers. He posted a record of 10-9-5 with a .903 SV% (Top 30 in the league) and 2.72 GAA. (21st in the league) Halak debuted during the 2006-07 season, playing for seven teams and has won the William M. Jennings trophy twice with the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.

Halak is 100 percent committed to playing next season but does not plan on signing with a team to be a third-stringer. The veteran goaltender has made it clear he doesn't want to take that route, and will continue looking to sign somewhere as a backup goaltender.

It is clear that Halak can still provide solid NHL minutes to any team. Time will tell if Halak can get what he wants or may have to settle to be third on the depth chart. Veteran Martin Jones signed last week with the Toronto Maple Leafs to very likely start camp in the third hole. Jones had a more impressive record last season going 27-13-3.
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Veteran Goalie Wants To Play In The Right Situation

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