Buffalo to retire Hasek’s No. 39 next season
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...
Hasek will be the first No. 39 to have his jersey officially retired from use in the NHL. #Sabres— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) March 28, 2014