Islanders History

Recent Islanders signings: The Good, The Great and The Ugly

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Jaroslav Halak, Josh Anderson
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Even though he technically was not a free agent signing, Jaroslav Halak was signed by the Islanders on May 1, 2014. According to CapFriendly, the Slovakian netminder agreed to a four-year $18 million contract a few weeks after his rights were acquired from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a fourth-round pick.

The team had been desperate for a mainstay between the pipes for years, failing to qualify for the playoffs only once in the previous six seasons. During his four seasons on Long Island, the team made two postseason appearances, posting a .913 Save for % and 2.69 GAA.