Jaroslav Halak was traded on May 1 to the Islanders for a fourth-round pick in the entry draft. (Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images)
The New York Islanders have signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a four-year deal worth $18 million, according to a tweet Thursday from Newsday's Arthur Staple.
The 29-year-old goalie went 29-13-7 with a .921 save percentage and posted a 2.25 goals-against in his 52 games last year between his time with St. Louis and Washington. The Islanders acquired him from the Capitals for a fourth round pick on May 1 and project him to be the starter in the net next season.
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