The St. Louis Blues announced they have acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak from the Montreal Canadiens. The Blues sent forwards Lars Eller and Ian Schultz in their end of the deal.
The 25-year-old Halak leding his team to the Eastern Conference finals by winning two Game 7s, eliminating Washington and Pittsburgh. He won three straight games and eliminated the Capitals by stopping 131 of 134 shots.
Blues president John Davidson announced the move earlier today.
Halak was selected by Montreal in the ninth round of the 2003 NHL Draft. He was 26-13-5 last season; he ranked 4th in the NHL in save percentage (.940), 9th in goals against average (2.40), and was tied for 5th with 5 shutouts.
Eller, 21, played in 7 games for the Blues this past season; he spent most of the season with Peoira of the AHL. He recorded 2 goals for the Note.
Schultz, 20, played for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. He’s the younger brother of the Capitals’ Jeff Schultz.