DOMINIK HASEK / BUFFALO SABRES 1996 NHL Starting Lineup Action Figure & Exclusive Collector Skybox Trading Card

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DOMINIK HASEK / BUFFALO SABRES 1996 NHL Starting Lineup Action Figure & Exclusive Collector Skybox Trading Card. Displayed figure stands approximately 3 inches. Ages 4 and up. From Kenner. Dominik Hasek, born January 29, 1965) is a retired Czech ice hockey goaltender. In his 16-season National Hockey League (NHL) career, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa Senators. During his years in Buffalo, he became one of the league's finest goaltenders, earning him the nickname "The Dominator". His strong play has been credited with establishing European goaltenders in a league widely dominated by North Americans. 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. 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 starting goaltender to win the Stanley Cup. In the process, he set a record for shutouts in a postseason year. Hašek is considered an unorthodox goaltender, with a distinct style that has labeled him a "flopper".He is best known for his concentration, foot speed, flexibility, and unconventional saves, such as covering the puck with his blocker rather than his trapper. Hašek holds the second highest career save percentage of all time (0.9223), and the second-highest single-season save percentage (0.9366 in 1998-99).

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DOMINIK HASEK / BUFFALO SABRES 1996 NHL Starting Lineup Action Figure & Exclusive Collector Skybox Trading Card Displayed figure stands approximately 3 inches. Originally released in 1996 - Retired / Out of production Ages 4 and up From Kenner

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