The Sabres have announced that they will retire Dominik Hasek’s #39 jersey prior to their home game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 13th, 2015.
The Dominator isn’t done adding to his impressive resume just yet. Hasek will also be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 17th.
Hasek spent nine years in the Sabres’ organization, winning the Vezina Trophy on six occasions during his 491 games for Bufalo. Hasek played 735 career games posting 389 wins, a 2.20 goals against and a .922 save percentage.
“My goal was just to make the NHL, and achieving this recognition is far beyond what I could have imagined. In Buffalo, I got a chance to prove I could play and play on the highest level.”
Hasek was voted into the HHOF along with Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg and Mike Modano, all of whom will be honored at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on November 10th.
“Thank you to Buffalo because without getting a chance in Buffalo, maybe I wouldn’t be here today, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame.”