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New York Islanders Top 5 Goalies in Team History

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Former New York Islander Billy Smith is honored prior to the New York Islanders game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Former New York Islander Billy Smith is honored prior to the New York Islanders game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 25: Jaroslav Halak

Jaroslav Halak

Jaroslav Halak served as the New York Islanders goalie from 2014-2015 through the 2017-2018 season. Over those four years, he was a productive starter for the Islanders but injuries derailed him from being truly great.

His best year with the team was his first year on Long Island. That year, Halak started a career-high 59 games, set the Islanders franchise record with 38 wins and had a solid .914 save percentage and a 2.43 goals against average.

Halak was stellar in the Capitals series as well. In seven games he had a .926 save percentage and a 2.30 goals against average.

Thay year alone gets him on this list. He followed that up with a productive .919 save percentage and 2.30 goals against average the following year in 36 games before an injury ended his season.

The next two years for Halak were interesting to say the least. Affected by the now infamous trio of goalies, Halak struggled to start the year and ended up getting waived. After a short stint in Bridgeport, Halak returned and finished the year strong with a .915 save percentage and a 2.80 goals against average.

Last year was just a disaster for both Halak and Thomas Greiss with the lack of defense in front of them. Halak went 20-26-6 with a .908 save percentage and a 3.19 goals against average.

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Ultimately, Halak’s last two years were poor, but his accomplishments in the first two years with the club put him in the top five of all-time. Whether that says more about Halak or the New York Islanders goalie history is up for you to decide.

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