Halak Reaches Four-Year, $18M Deal With Isles
Halak signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Islanders on Thursday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.Traded three times in under three months, Halak appears to have finally found a more permanent residence in Long Island. His contract entrenches him as the unquestioned No. 1 goalie for the Islanders, with either Anders Nilsson or Kevin Poulin slated to serve as his backup. Halak was serviceable no matter where he played last season, compiling a 2.25 GAA and .921 save percentage over 52 games.