Share this article

print logo

Dominik Hasek / Highlights from the Dominator’s career

Aug. 7, 1992: Acquired in trade from Chicago for G Stephane Beauregard in what turns into one of the most lopsided deals in National Hockey League history. Beauregard, who never played for the Sabres, played only 29 NHL games after the deal.

April 24, 1993: Relieves Grant Fuhr and gets win in “May Day” game, 6-5 overtime win over Boston that completes four-game sweep of Eastern Conference quarterfinal and wraps up Sabres’ first playoff series win in 10 years.

April 27, 1994: Makes 70 saves in 1-0 four-overtime win over New Jersey in Game Six of Eastern Conference quarterfinals at The Aud. Sabres lost series in Game Seven. Hasek had a 1.95 goals-against average during the 1993-94 regular season, the first sub-2.00 GAA for an NHL goalie in 20 years.

1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan: Hasek becomes a national hero in leading the Czech Republic to the gold medal, thanks to a shootout win over Canada in the semifinals and a 1-0 shutout of Russia in the gold medal game.

1998-99 season: Hasek didn’t win the Hart, but the year the Sabres went to the Stanley Cup final was his best season and one of the best ever for an NHL goaltender. He posted a 1.87 goals-against average and a then league-record .937 save percentage. In the playoffs, his numbers were 1.77 and .939.

2001-02 season: In his first year with Detroit after trade from Buffalo, Hasek earns elusive Stanley Cup as Red Wings beat Carolina in five-game final. Hasek posted career-high 41 wins, going 41-15-8, 2.17, .915.

Longevity: Hasek finished his career with Ottawa and Detroit, retiring on June 9, 2008, at the end of his 16th season. It came five days after winning second Cup with Wings while serving as Chris Osgood’s backup. Finished with 389 career wins, with his 234 in Buffalo ranking second to Ryan Miller.

Sabres finally acquire Hawks' Hasek; Beauregard traded for coveted Czech goaltender