Sabres to induct Hasek into franchise Hall of Fame
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dominik Hasek, who spent the bulk of his decorated NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres, will be inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame.
The ceremony will take place prior to the Sabres' home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 29.
Hasek was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 1992, and went on to become one of the premier players in the NHL until the end of the decade. Upon his departure from the Sabres in 2001, he owned the club records for most games played (491), wins (234), shutouts (55) and lowest career goals-against average (2.22). Hasek also appeared in a career-high 72 games during the 1997-98 season, setting a team record with 13 shutouts.
A native of Czechoslovakia, Hasek rose to prominence using a goaltending technique unlike any of his contemporaries. While backstopping the Sabres, he became the first goaltender in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy in back-to- back seasons (1997-98), while also capturing six Vezina Trophies (1994-95, 1997-99 and 2001) as well as the Wiliam M. Jennings Trophy (1994, 2001) and the Lester B. Pearson Award twice (1997, '98).
Seven of his 10 All-Star selections occurred while he starred for Buffalo.
03/06 14:55:12 ET