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Encyclopedia > Dominik Hasek

Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. He has played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, and Ottawa Senators. His highly unorthodox style created doubts about his potential, but his acrobatic play and extraordinary reflexes eventually led Wayne Gretzky himself to pronounce him the greatest living player. No other goaltender from Europe has rivaled his success in the NHL. Image File history File links Dominikhasek. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Pardubice (help· info) (German: Pardubitz) capital of the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic on the Labe (Elbe) river. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender, goalie, in ice hockey is a player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering the net to prevent the opposing team from scoring. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. // Facts Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red and white. ... This article discusses the current National Hockey League team. ... Wayne Gretzky playing for the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...


Playing career

Hasek was drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1983 as their 10th round choice, but didn't debut with them until the 1990-91 season. Hasek spent time as the backup to Ed Belfour, and only played 25 games over two seasons with the Blackhawks. During the summer of 1993, Hasek was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he blossomed into one of the NHL's top goaltenders. During his career, Hasek has won the Vezina Trophy for most outstanding goalie six times (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2001), and has won the Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's most valuable player and Lester B. Pearson Award for the most valuable player in the NHL as selected by the NHLPA twice each (both in 1997 and 1998). He led the NHL in save percentage six times, and has been named to the first team at the all star game five times. The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Edward John Belfour (born April 21, 1965 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada) is an NHL goalie who currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Buffalo, New York. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goalkeeper as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ...


At the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hasek led the Czech team to a gold medal, including a shutout of the Russian Federation team during the gold medal game. In 2001 Hasek, having won almost everything but a Stanley Cup, moved to the Detroit Red Wings, the odds-on favourites to win. Hasek's dreams were fulfilled and Detroit won both the Presidents' Trophy and the Stanley Cup. The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League to the team which finished with the best record in the entire league during the regular season. ...


That summer Hasek retired, but after sitting out a year he returned to Detroit. In the meantime, Detroit had signed Curtis Joseph and thus found itself with two expensive goaltenders, and no other team was willing to accept Joseph's large salary, leading to tension among the Red Wings. The 2003-04 season was problematic for Hasek, as he suffered a number of groin injuries. On January 9, 2004, he and the team agreed he should rest his injured groin for two to four weeks. At that time, he told general manager Ken Holland that he would not accept any pay while he was out injured. However, he did not make his refusal of pay public at that time. On February 10, he announced that he was not going to continue to play this season, a decision that surprised Red Wings management. Then, on March 12, after Holland discussed Hasek's refusal of pay with reporters, Hasek made the issue public. He eventually refused $3 million (US) of his $6 million salary. Curtis Shayne Joseph (born April 29, 1967 in Keswick, Ontario, Canada), nicknamed Cujo, is a National Hockey League goalie who is considered one of the best goaltenders in the game. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ...


Hasek, despite being one of the greatest goaltenders of his generation, is also known as a problem player. In the middle of the 1996 playoffs he announced he would not play another game with the Buffalo Sabres if coach Ted Nolan was not fired. Hasek carried out his threat and sat in the stands and saw the Sabres lose in the next round. Nolan did not return the next year, upsetting many other Buffalo players that liked him. After the 2001 playoffs he demanded a trade or else he threatened to retire. He got his wish and was moved to the Red Wings. The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Buffalo, New York. ... Ted Nolan (born April 7, 1958, in Sault Ste. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


In April 2004, he underwent groin surgery in Prague, and returned to his hometown of Pardubice to recuperate. On June 17, he told a Czech sports daily that he would not play for the Red Wings in the 2004-05 season (which, as it turned out, was cancelled after the league locked out the players). In the interview, Hasek said that he wanted to be on a club that could contend for the Stanley Cup, and specifically named the Ottawa Senators as a possible destination. The Senators later signed Hasek to a multiyear deal, but he stated that if an agreement had not been made on the 2005-06 NHL season by the summer of 2005, he would retire from professional hockey. A deal was reached on July 13, 2005, and later ratified by the players and owners. Hasek returned to play for the Senators at the age of 40. He is the hottest player ever. Look up April in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prague (Czech: Praha, see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Pardubice (help· info) (German: Pardubitz) capital of the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic on the Labe (Elbe) river. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... The 2004-05 NHL season would have been the 88th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 NHL lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article discusses the current National Hockey League team. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ...


Trivia

Hasek was arguably one of the most popular figures in the Czech Republic, especially after Nagano 1998; his reputation was comparable to the one of the then president Vaclav Havel. His popularity hadn't faded until an incident which took place in a "friendly" in-line hockey match on May 18, 2003, where Hasek revealed the darker side of his personality. On June 13, 2003 the police started inquiry into Hasek's brutal attack against his opponent, from May 18, 2003. According to the testimonies, Hasek checked his opponent from behind making him fall down, and then kept on hitting him in the head using his stick, not stopping till having knocked the opponent unconscious, with his victim sustaining a rather serious spinal injury. Despite many eye-witnesses being present to the accident, and the testimony being quite clear, the case has not yet been resolved, and the trial has been adjourned. Václav Havel [VAWTS-lav HA-vel] (born October 5, 1936) is a Czech writer and dramatist. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ...


See also

Preceded by:
Olaf Kölzig
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
2001
Succeeded by:
José Théodore
Preceded by:
Jim Carey
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1997, 1998, 1999
Succeeded by:
Olaf Kölzig
Preceded by:
Ed Belfour
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1994, 1995
Succeeded by:
Jim Carey
2006 Winter Olympics Czech national men's hockey team players
Forwards
Jan Bulis | Petr Cajanek | Patrik Elias | Martin Erat | Milan Hejduk | Ales Hemsky
Jaromir Jagr | Robert Lang | Rostislav Olesz | Vaclav Prospal
Martin Rucinsky | Martin Straka | David Vyborny
Defensemen
Frantisek Kaberle | Tomas Kaberle | Filip Kuba
Pavel Kubina | Marek Malik
Jaroslav Spacek | Marek Zidlicky
Goaltenders
Dominik Hasek | Milan Hnilicka | Tomas Vokoun
Coach: Alois Hadamczik

  Results from FactBites:
 
Dominik Hasek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (847 words)
Hasek was drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1983 as their 10th round choice, but didn't debut with them until the 1990-91 season.
Hasek's dreams were fulfilled and Detroit won both the Presidents' Trophy and the Stanley Cup.
Hasek was arguably one of the most popular figures in the Czech Republic, especially after Nagano 1998; his reputation was comparable to the one of the then president Vaclav Havel.
Dominik Hasek Biography, pictures and stats - Hockey Fans (467 words)
Dominik "The Dominator" Hasek was born on January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Hasek also led the league in shoutouts with seven and was living up to his nickname, "The Dominator".
Dominik Hasek's domination of the NHL culminated with him becoming only the fifth goaltender to ever win the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player.
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