The Montreal Canadiens were fortunate enough to sign their back-up goalie, Jaroslav Halak, to a brand new deal on Tuesday. The restricted free agent signed a 2-year deal, reportedly worth $1.55 million in total, to back-up starter, Carey Price.
Last season, Halak appeared in six games, playing 284 minutes, recording 2 wins, including a shutout. In the Sherpa's pool scoring, that would give him six points, which doesn't amount to much, but when you take into account that Cristobel Huet was the number one goalie in Montreal before he was dealt to Washington, Halak didn't see a lot of time with the big club. Now, he should be the bonafide number two, which should give him some solid minutes as a back-up. On a good Montreal team, it could turn into some quality pool points.