MONTREAL, Quebec – The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League announced that they have recalled Jaroslav Halak, who began his professional career in the ECHL with the Long Beach Ice Dogs, from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
The Cincinnati Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the Canadiens of the NHL and the Bulldogs of the AHL.
The 21-year-old is 16-11-0 with a goals-against average of 2.00 and a save percentage of .932 in 28 games for Hamilton.
Selected in the ninth round (271st overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 5-foot-11 and 174-pound Halak was 11-4-2 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.05 and a save percentage of .932 in 20 games with Long Beach as a rookie in 2005-06. He also played for Hamilton as a rookie and was 7-6-0 with three shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.29 and a save percentage of .927.