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Monday, December 01, 2014

Halak named First Star of the Week

Jaro Halak has been named the NHL's First Star of the Week.

It is the sixth time in the last six seasons that he has been named one of the NHL's Three Stars, and the third time in that span he has been honored as the #1 Star:

Weekly Three Stars
2009-10 Week of Dec 28 (1)
2009-10 Week of Apr 5 (1)
2010-11 Week of Oct 25 (2)
2010-11 Week of Nov 8 (3)
2011-12 Week of Mar 12 (3)
2014-15 Week of Dec 1 (1)
Halak is the second Islander to be named a Star of the Week this season; Frans Nielsen was honored with the Third Star following his hat trick in October.  The last Islander to be named a First Star of the week was John Tavares back in January and the last Islander goalie to be so honored is Dwayne Roloson, back in December 2010.

The Islanders have had at least 1 "First Star of the Week" in each of the last 5 seasons:
2010-11 Roloson (Dec)
2011-12 Matt Moulson  (Dec) & Michael Grabner (Feb)
2012-13 John Tavares (Feb)
2013-14 Tavares (Jan)
2014-15 Halak (Nov)
(Exact dates not available)

Ryan Callahan and Karri Ramo were named 2nd Star and 3rd Star.

Halak could also be in line for the Star of the Month honor.  This should be released either today or tomorrow.


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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