• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Veteran goaltender Dominik Hasek gives up hope of returning to NHL again at 47

PRAGUE - Veteran goaltender Dominik Hasek appears to be done with ice hockey after giving up hope of returning to the NHL once again.

The 47-year-old goalie resumed training ahead of this season hoping to get picked up by an NHL club, but told Czech daily Sport on Tuesday that it is "very unlikely" he would play again after no team offered him a contract amid the current lockout.

Known as the "Dominator," he was twice named the NHL's most valuable player, and took home the Vezina Trophy six times.

Hasek announced his retirement in 2002 after winning his first Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings, but came back and then retired from the NHL again in 2008.

At 45, however, he led his hometown club Pardubice to the Czech league title and then played a season for Spartak Moscow in the KHL.

More Stories

Sharks have goaltender questions while Kings have Quick heading into playoff rematch

SAN JOSE, Calif. - For more than a decade there have been no questions about who will start in...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Dustin Tokarski agrees to two-year extension

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens signed goaltender Dustin Tokarski to a two-year contract...

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Bernier out three weeks with MCL sprain

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs will have to continue their playoff push without goaltender...

Senators sign goaltender Driedger, forward Thompson to entry-level contracts

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Chris Driedger to a three-year entry-level...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Was firing Barry Trotz a good move by the Nashville Predators?




Contests

Our Partners