Jaroslav Halak – St. Louis Blues
The 26-year-old is 24-10-5 with six shutouts, a 1.84 goals-against average and a save percentage of .928 in this season for the Blues.
The Bratislava, Slovakia native made his professional debut in the ECHL with Long Beach in 2005-06, appearing in 20 games with a record of 11-4-2 with two shutouts, a 2.05 goals-against average and a save percentage of .932.
A ninth-round selection (217st overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Halak has appeared in 185 career NHL games with Montreal and St. Louis going 102-65-19 with 22 shutouts, a 2.45 goals-against average and a save percentage of .97. During the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he helped lead the Canadiens to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1993 when he went 9-9 in 18 postseason appearances with a 2.55 goals-against average and a save percentage of .923.
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