Dominik Hasek is one of the inductees in the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame class. A no-brainer, Hasek is argued to be the best goaltender of all time and is usually in the same argument with Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy.
Hasek won back-to-back MVP trophies in 1997 and 1998 and also won 2 Stanley Cup Champions (2002, 2008). Hasek has won the Vezina Trophy 6 times and also has been selected to the NHL First All-Star Team in the 6 years he won the Vezina.
Hasek was nominated for MVP 3 additional times, losing to Jaromir Jagr, Sergei Federov, and Eric Lindros. He was voted the best goaltender in the World Junior Championships in 1983, World Championships in 1987, ’89, and ’90. He was also voted the best Olympic Goaltender in the 1998 Winter Games.
Hasek has played on the Chicago Blackhawks (1990-92), Buffalo Sabres (1992-2001), Detroit Red Wings (01-02, 03-04, 06-08) and the Ottawa Senators (05-06).
Dominik currently holds 2 records: Highest career save percentage (.922) and Most Games Played by a European born goaltender (735). He is 11th in wins (389), 6th in shutouts (81), and 8th in Lowest GAA (2.20). Hasek has set numerous records for the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings and found the most success with those teams.
Hasek announced his third and final retirement on October 9, 2012.
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