Red Wings acknowledge Dominik Hasek during Tuesday’s game

He was known as The Dominator, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history!

And of course, his name is forever inscribed on the Stanley Cup – both with the Detroit Red Wings. Dominik Hasek was acknowledged at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night and received with a warm welcome from the Red Wings faithful.

Hasek also joined

Hašek was one of the league’s most successful goaltenders of the 1990s and early 2000s. From 1993 to 2001, he won six Vezina Trophies, the most under the award’s current system of voting for the best individual goalie.

In 1998 he won his second consecutive Hart Memorial Trophy, becoming the first goaltender to win the award multiple times. During the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, he led the Czech national ice hockey team to its first and only Olympic gold medal.

The feat made him a popular figure in his home country and prompted hockey legend Wayne Gretzky to call him “the best player in the game”. While with the Red Wings in 2002, Hašek became the first European-trained starting goaltender to win the Stanley Cup. In the process, he set a record for shutouts in a postseason year.