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Dominik Hasek Buffalo Sabres White Cooper Game Worn Gloves Worn in 1996-97 Autographed Vezina Trophy William M. Jennings Trophy Lester B. Pearson Award Hart Memorial Trophy First Team NHL All Star Photo Match
Lot #378

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Dominik Hasek Buffalo Sabres White Cooper Game Worn Gloves  Worn in 1996-97  Autographed  Vezina Trophy  William M. Jennings Trophy  Lester B. Pearson Award  Hart Memorial Trophy  First Team NHL All Star  Photo Match
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Dominik Hasek Buffalo Sabres White Cooper Game Worn Gloves Worn in 1996-97 Autographed Vezina Trophy William M. Jennings Trophy Lester B. Pearson Award Hart Memorial Trophy First Team NHL All Star Photo Match
Lot #378
This white blocker and catcher by Cooper were game worn by Dominik Hasek while playing for the Buffalo Sabres during the 1996-97 NHL season. The Chicago Blackhawks wisely saw fit to draft Hasek in the 10th round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. In 1991, after spending 9 years playing professionally in the Czech Republic, Dom made his first NHL appearance with Chicago. After 2 partial seasons in the Windy City, and with Eddie Belfour also on the roster, the Blackhawks dealt Hasek to Buffalo. Hasek spent 9 years tending goal for the Sabres before joining the Red Wings in 2001-02. Hasek spent 4 of his final 5 NHL seasons in the Motor City, with a lone season playing for the Ottawa Senators sandwiched in between.

Dominik announced his 2nd and last retirement from the NHL following the 2007-08 season, only days after winning his 2nd Stanley Cup. He is the holder of 6 Vezina Trophies as the league’s most valuable goaltender as well as 3 Jenning’s Trophies for fewest goals allowed.

Despite a 9-year pro career in the Czech Republic, forcing a very late beginning to his NHL career, Dominik amassed staggering career awards and statistics. Dominik was a 6-time 1st team NHL All Star and played in 6 NHL All Star games. In addition to the 6 Vezina’s and the 3 Jennings trophies, he is also the holder of 2 Lester B. Pearson awards as the NHL’s outstanding player and 2 Hart Memorial Trophies as league MVP. The Pearson Award and Hart Trophy are rarely given to a goaltender, making his total of two of each all the more remarkable.

Hasek also sports an impressive international resume, which includes tending goal in 4 different Olympic Games (‘88, ‘98, ‘02, ‘06). He won a most surprising Gold Medal in 1998 as he carried the Czech team on his back, defeating all comers. He also partook in 3 Canada Cups, the first dating all the way back to 1984!

In 2001-02, his last season before his first announced retirement; Hasek won the Trophy that had eluded him to that point, the Stanley Cup in his first season as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. Dominik decided to make a comeback in 2003-04 and then did so again in 2007-08, where, in his last NHL season, he captured Stanley Cup number two at the age of 43! His 81 career shutouts tie him for 6th on the all-time list, just one behind Jacques Plante. His 387 career Wins place him 10th all time, oh what could have been had Dom not spent 9 seasons playing in the Czech Republic. This legendary Hockey Hall of Famer will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most dominating players we’ll have seen in our lifetimes, hence the nickname “The Dominator”.

This white Cooper blocker has the player name “Hasek” stitched on the top. Dominik has autographed the front and the thumb. The white Cooper catcher has the player name “Hasek” stitched on the back. Dominik has autographed the back as well. These gloves were worn during the 1996-97 season in which Dom clearly asserted himself as the league's best goaltender. That season Dom walked away with all the hardware including the Vezina trophy, the Jennings trophy, the Lester B. Pearson award, the Hart trophy as well as a first team All Star selection. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Hasek wearing this exact blocker and catcher during the 1996-97 season. Incredible set of photo matched gloves worn by Hasek during one of the most dominating seasons of his Hall of Fame career.