Rangers find their man, sign Jaroslav Halak to backup Shesterkin

Frank Curto
Jan 31, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save during the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers sign Jaroslav Halak to backup Igor Shesterkin.

The New York Rangers have signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a reported one-year, $1.55 Million contract to backup Igor Shesterkin.

Halak, 37, played for the Vancouver Canucks last season, appeasing in 17 games with a 4-7-2 record. He had a .903 save percentage along with a 2.94 GAA.

The 16-year NHL veteran had played with Montreal, St. Louis, Washington, New York Islanders, Boston, and Vancouver. During that time, he won 285 games.

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Over the last two seasons. his role has changed from starter to backup, but it’s one he has accepted. Halak will most likely need to play in no more the 15-18 games with the workload Shesterkin anticipates to have next season.