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Dominik Hašek

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A Czech hockey player - a famous hockey goalkeeper. He played for Pardubice and Jihlava, then moved to the United States, where he played first for the Chicago Black Hawks and then the Buffalo Sabres, the Detroit Red Wings, the Ottawa Senators and again for Detroit, where he is currently playing.

Awards in the Czech Republic: League champion 1987 and 1989, Golden Hockey Stick 1987, 1989, 1990, 1997 and 1998, Athlete of the Year 1994 and 1998.

Awards in the NHL: The Hart Trophy for most useful player in 1997 and 1998; six-time Vezina Trophy winner for best goalie in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998, 1999 and 2001; the Jennings Trophy for goalkeepers with the lowest number of goals conceded.

In addition to these triumphs, he won a silver medal at the World Championships in 1983 and bronze at the World Championships in 1987, 1989 and 1990. He was also proclaimed best goalkeeper in the World Championships in 1987 and 1989. He was goalkeeper for the gold-winning Czech Olympic team in Nagano in 1998. Four years later he won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings. In 2003, after a year-long break, he returned to his career as a professional player. He played for Canada's Ottawa Senators team for a brief period (2005-2006 season), then played for the Detroit Red Wings until the end of the 2007-2008 season. After a year-long break (2008-2009) he joined the HC Pardubice team.



Added: 17.12.2009

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