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Buffalo to retire Hasek’s No. 39 next season

Mar 28, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

Dominik Hasek AP

The next 12 months promise to be good ones for The Dominator.

Dominik Hasek, already named to the Sabres Hall of Fame and a virtual lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame selection in June, will have his No. 39 retired by Buffalo during the 2014-15 campaign, the Sabres announced on Friday.

Hasek will join six other Sabres legends to have their jerseys officially retired from use by the team. Others include: Gilbert Perreault (No. 11, retired in 1990); Rick Martin (No. 7, retired in 1995); Rene Robert (No. 14, retired in 1995); Tim Horton (No. 2, retired in 1996); Danny Gare (No. 18, retired in 2005); and Pat LaFontaine (No. 16, retired in 2006).

Hasek’s list of accomplishments with the Sabres is pretty lengthy — thankfully, the organization has created this handy Hasek Infographic. Take a look, it’s kinda cool.

Oh, and in case you were wondering…

  1. elemeno89 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    This was a long-time coming. Going to be awesome seeing his number in the rafters.

  2. kantnockdahustle89 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Retire #89! Come on now.

  3. darksidecowboy - Mar 28, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Best goaltender in NHL history IMO, and I’m a Stars fan.

  4. djshnooks - Mar 28, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Best goalie ever…not even close.

  5. canucks30 - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Wait…wait…wait…

    Hasek is retired?

  6. benp72 - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Greatest hockey player I ever saw. No one ever has nor ever will make the goalie position that entertaining. And his numbers are proof he should be considered best ever

  7. skr213 - Mar 28, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    That infographic really puts things in perspective. Amazing goalie.

  8. lesleyvissersfacelift - Mar 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Retiring #89 is an absolute must. It appears to be just a matter of time because there has been no other 89 on the Sabres since Mogilny left. And Cory Conacher wore 89 in Tampa and Ottawa, but when he joined the Sabres he had to wear 88. Hard to believe Mogilny has been gone for 18 years.

  9. zinger99 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    The most overrated athlete in the history of pro sports. Could never win when it counted most. Typical Euro.

  10. zinger99 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    I forgot to say if Hasek played for Edmonton in the 80′s,Wayne Gretzky would not have one Cup to his name.

    • darksidecowboy - Mar 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      sounds like you have something stuck in your craw zinger

    • bluesdroogie - Mar 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM

      you are a moron, 1 of the top 3 goalies of all time. probably the best ever. how dare you besmirch his name

  11. zinger99 - Mar 29, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Nope. Not a moron. Ken Dryden,Grant Fuhr,Billy Smith,Patrick Roy. He’s not in that class. Great regular season goalie. Playoffs, no way. He preferred the press box to the crease at crunch time anyway. Those guys never physically attacked a writer for something he wrote.(thin skin-see press box comment). They stayed in their lane when they got behind the wheel as well. Just sayin’…

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