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Hasek retired after 16 seasons

Six-time Vezina Trophy winner calls it quits

Monday, 06.09.2008 / 11:16 AM / News
By Todd Beam  - Detroit Red Wings Communications Director
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Hasek retired after 16 seasons
DETROIT -- Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek announced today he will retire from the National Hockey League after 16 seasons.  Hasek played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, and Detroit Red Wings during his NHL career. 

Hasek moves into retirement as one of hockey’s preeminent figures.  He played in 735 career games, accumulating 389 wins (10th all-time), 81 career shutouts (tied 6th all-time), and finishing with a career goals against average of 2.20.  His 65 postseason wins rank 10th all-time.

Throughout his illustrious career Hasek’s stellar play has been celebrated with numerous accolades, beginning in 1992 when he was named to the NHL’s all-rookie team.  He would go on to win the William M. Jennings trophy three times (1994 with Grant Fuhr in Buffalo, 2001 in Buffalo, and 2008 with Chris Osgood in Detroit), the Vezina trophy as the league’s top goaltender six times (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001), the Lester B. Pearson award as the NHLPA’s top player two times (1997 and 1998) and was twice named the Hart Memorial trophy winner as the NHL’s most valuable player (1997 and 1998).  He became the first goaltender since Jacques Plante in 1962 to win the Hart trophy, and remains the only goaltender in NHL history to win the award twice.  Hasek was also named to the NHL’s first all-star team six times (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001), made six all-star game appearances (1996, 1997, 1998, 1998, 2001 and 2002), and captured Olympic gold with the Czech Republic in 1998.  His mastery in the crease earned him the nickname ‘The Dominator’. 

Despite all of his individual success, the trophy Hasek coveted more than all was the Stanley Cup.  After a trade to Detroit in July 2001, Hasek finally achieved his dream, backstopping the Red Wings to the 2002 Stanley Cup Championship.  He recorded six shutouts in 23 playoff games, to set a then NHL postseason record.  Hasek would team with Chris Osgood this past season to win yet another Stanley Cup title in Detroit.

Perhaps Hasek’s lasting legacy dates back to March of 2001.  Shortly before he was traded to Detroit, Hasek made an unprecedented $1 million donation to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in order to help develop the Dominik Hasek Youth Hockey League, commonly referred to as ‘Hasek’s Heroes’.  The program was developed to provide underprivileged inner-city youth the opportunity to learn basic skating and hockey skills.  Through a partnership with the Buffalo Public School System, Hasek’s Heroes promotes the combination of athletic development and educational support to foster life-long learning skills.  Since its inception, the program has grown to over 250 members. 



Dominik Hasek
Born: Jan 29 1965  -- Pardubice, Czech
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180 pounds
Selected by Chicago Blackhawks round 10 #199 overall 1983 NHL Entry Draft


Regular-Season
Season Team GP W L T MIN GA SO AVG PIM Shots

1990-91 INDI, IHL 33 20 11 1 1903 80 5 2.52 0 0
1990-91 CHIC, NHL 5 3 0 1 195 8 0 2.46 0 93
1991-92 CHIC, NHL 20 10 4 1 1014 44 1 2.60 8 413
1991-92 INDI, IHL 20 7 10 3 1162 69 1 3.56 0 0
1992-93 BUFF, NHL 28 11 10 4 1429 75 0 3.15 0 720
1993-94 BUFF, NHL 58 30 20 6 3358 109 7 1.95 6 1552
1994-95 BUFF, NHL 41 19 14 7 2416 85 5 2.11 2 1221
1994-95 PARD, CZECH 2 2 0 0 124 6 0 2.90 0 0
1995-96 BUFF, NHL 59 22 30 6 3417 161 2 2.83 6 2011
1996-97 BUFF, NHL 67 37 20 10 4037 153 5 2.27 30 2177
1997-98 BUFF, NHL 72 33 23 13 4220 147 13 2.09 12 2149
1997-98 CZEC, OLYMP 6 5 1 0 369 6 2 0.98 0 0
1998-99 BUFF, NHL 64 30 18 14 3817 119 9 1.87 14 1877
1999-00 BUFF, NHL 35 15 11 6 2066 76 3 2.21 12 937
2000-01 BUFF, NHL 67 37 24 4 3895 137 11 2.11 22 1726
2001-02 DETR, NHL 65 41 15 8 3872 140 5 2.17 8 1654
2001-02 CZEC, OLYMP 4 1 2 1 239 8 0 2.01 0 0
2003-04 DETR, NHL 14 8 3 2 816 30 2 2.21 0 324
2005-06 OTTA, NHL 43 28 10 4 2583 90 5 2.09 16 1202
2006-07 DETR, NHL 56 38 11 6 3340 114 8 2.05 20 1309
2007-08 DETR, NHL 41 27 10 4 2350 84 5 2.14 12 855

NHL TOTALS 735 389 223 96 42825 1572 81 2.20 168 20220

Playoffs
Season Team GP W L T MIN GA SO AVG PIM Shots

1990-91 CHIC, NHL 3 0 0 0 69 3 0 2.61 0 39
1990-91 INDI, IHL 1 1 0 0 60 3 0 3.00 0 0
1991-92 CHIC, NHL 3 0 2 0 158 8 0 3.04 0 70
1992-93 BUFF, NHL 1 1 0 0 45 1 0 1.33 0 24
1993-94 BUFF, NHL 7 3 4 0 484 13 2 1.61 2 261
1994-95 BUFF, NHL 5 1 4 0 309 18 0 3.50 0 131
1996-97 BUFF, NHL 3 1 1 0 153 5 0 1.96 2 68
1997-98 BUFF, NHL 15 10 5 0 948 32 1 2.03 4 514
1998-99 BUFF, NHL 19 13 6 0 1217 36 2 1.77 8 587
1999-00 BUFF, NHL 5 1 4 0 301 12 0 2.39 2 147
2000-01 BUFF, NHL 13 7 6 0 832 29 1 2.09 14 347
2001-02 DETR, NHL 23 16 7 0 1455 45 6 1.86 8 562
2006-07 DETR, NHL 18 10 8 0 1139 34 2 1.79 2 444
2007-08 DETR, NHL 4 2 2 0 161 10 0 3.73 2 0

NHL TOTALS 119 65 49 0 7271 246 14 2.03 44 3194


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