Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Dominik Hasek, who minded the nets for the Sabres during most of the 1990s, has been honored as the 42nd member of the franchise's hall of fame.
During his time in Buffalo, Hasek held numerous franchise records and, upon his departure from the Sabres, owned the records for most all-time games played (491), wins (234), shutouts (55) and lowest career goals-against average (2.22). Hasek appeared in a career-high 72 games for the club in the 1997-98 season, setting a team record with 13 shutouts, only to follow that up with a career-best 1.87 GAA, .937 save percentage and a Stanley Cup Final berth in 1998-99.
Hasek won two Hart Trophies as NHL MVP during his time with the Sabres, and earned six Vezina Trophies as the league's best goaltender.
Hasek will be honored before the Sabres/Tampa Bay game March 29th.