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Dominik Hašek

Nickname: The Dominator
Height: 6'02''
Weight: 180 lbs
Position: Goaltender
Catch: Left
Date of Birth: January 29, 1965
Place of Birth: Pardubice, Czech Republica

Stanley Cup Champion (2002, 2008)
Stanley Cup Finalist (1992, 1999)
Olympics Gold Medalist (1998)
Olympics Bronze Medalist (2006)
IIHF WJC-A Silver Medalist (1982, 1983, 1985)
IIHF WEC-A Silver Medalist (1983)
IIHF WEC-A Bronze Medalist (1987, 1989, 1990)

WJC-A All-Star Team (1983)
WEC-A All-Star Team (1987, 1989, 1990)
Czechoslovakian First All-Star Team (1988, 1989, 1990)
IHL First All-Star Team (1991)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1992)
NHL First All-Star Team (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 )
Best Goaltender at WJC-A (1983)
Best Goaltender at WEC-A (1987, 1989)
Czechoslovakian Goaltender of the Year (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Vezina Trophy (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001)
Best Goaltender at Olympic Games (1998)
William M. Jennings Trophy (1994, 2001, 2008)
Czech Sportsperson of the Year (1994, 1998)
Golden Hockey Stick (1987, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1998)
Lester B. Pearson Award (1997, 1998)
Hart Memorial Trophy (1997, 1998)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)

- #95 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players (1998 edition)
- #13 on History of Hockey list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players (2008 edition)
- #12 on History of Hockey list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players (2009 edition)



Top-5 Wins (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 5th)
Top-5 Goal Against Average (1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 4th)
Top-5 Save % (1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 4th)
Top-5 Shutouts (1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 4th)

*Minimum 5 games

Top-5 Wins (1st, 3rd, 3rd, 5th)
Top-5 Goal Against Average (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th)
Top-5 Save % (1st, 1st, 2nd)
Top-5 Shutouts (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th)

Awards Nomination:

Hart Memorial Trophy:

1993-94: 2nd position (Sergei Fedorov) (-55.7%)
1994-95: 3rd position (Eric Lindros) (-63.5%)
1996-97: 1st position (+54.0%) (50 of 53 1st place vote)
1997-98: 1st position (+38.3%) (43 of 54 1st place vote)
1998-99: 3rd position (Jaromir Jagr) (-68.3%)
1999-00: 17th position (Chris Pronger) (0-0-0-0-1)
2000-01: 8th position (Joe Sakic) (0-3-2-3-2)
2006-07: 22nd position (Sidney Crosby) (0-0-0-0-1)

Vezina Memorial Trophy:

1993-94: 1st position (+35.4%)
1994-95: 1st position (+76.0%)
1995-96: 8th position (Jim Carey) (1-1-1)
1996-97: 1st position (+39.2%)
1997-98: 1st position (+55.8%)
1998-99: 1st position (+12.3%)
1999-00: 8th position (Olaf Kolzig) (0-1-1)
2000-01: 1st position (+23.5%)
2001-02: 6th position (Jose Theodore) (0-1-3)
2005-06: 7th position (Miikka Kiprusoff) (0-1-1)
2006-07: 5th position (Martin Brodeur) (0-0-5)

Professional Career:

Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
Hasek, considered perhaps to be the greatest breakaway goalie in history.

I firmly believe no goalie in hockey history had as high a peak performance than "The Dominator." And he did it for years during Patrick Roy's reign.
Originally Posted by Brodeur is Fraud
If I had to rank the goalies based on their overall performance in high-leverage situations, the top choice is pretty obvious: Dominik Hasek. Hasek was great in OT, dominating when his team was trying to mount a comeback, and virtually unbeatable when they had the lead. Hasek's career was great, but his results in Buffalo were even better - as a Sabre, Hasek's "close and late" playoff save percentage in 1,167 high-leverage third period and OT minutes was an astonishing .949. [...] This whole exercise helps describe a bit more of the team context these guys were playing in. Most of all, however, it shows that Dominik Hasek was the best goalie of his generation, and that his advantage over his peers was even greater when the chips were down.

Overall, I think it is pretty clear that Dominik Hasek is the best goalie of the last 20 years (and I would argue the best goalie ever).


- '' If Buffalo dosn't win a Cup, Hasek will still be considered one of the greatest. He's probably the only guy that could get away with it.'' - Keith Tkachuk

- '' The greatest player in the game today.'' - Wayne Gretzky on Hasek during the 1998-99 season

Fun & Interesting Facts:

- Possibly the most impressive single-game performance by any player in NHL history came on April 27, 1994. Hašek made 70 saves in a 4OT shutout. The opposing goalie was Martin Brodeur, then a rookie, who made 49 saves before being beaten by Dave Hannan and the Sabres beat New Jersey 1–0. Hašek's 70 saves set a record, which still stands, for the most saves without allowing a goal
- He was nominated for the Lester B. Pearson in 1999, a year after winning his second straight trophy
- Hašek's personal best shutout streak is 181 minutes, 17 seconds.
- Hasek posted a shutout in the Olympics gold medal game, a 1-0 win over Sweden
- During the 2003-04 season, Hasek was forced to sit out much of the season due to a severe groin injury. To his credit, he refused much of his salary that season due to his inability to play.


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WEC: World & European Championship
WJC: World Junior Championsjip

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