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Dec 31, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save during warmup before the game against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Shawn Coates-USA TODAY Sports

17.) Jaroslav Halak

The New York Islanders are looking like a real contender as the 2014-15 season has been a very good one so far, and a main reason for that was signing Jaroslav Halak in the offseason.

It’s a small sample size for Halak in New York, but it is an impressive one so far. In 26 games, Halak is 20-6 with three shutouts and a .917 save percentage.

Halak set an Islanders’ franchise-record with 11 straight victories that surpassed the great Billy Smith in the record books.

2015 is looking bright for the Islanders if Halak can continue his great play.

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