NHL: The Top 100 Goaltenders in NHL History

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Career stats: 735 GP, 389-223-95, 2.20 GAA, .922 S%, 81 SO  Playoffs:  119 GP, 65-49, 2.02 GAA, .925 S %, 14 SO, Hart Trophy (1996-97, 1997-98), Vezina Trophy (1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01), Jennings Trophy (1993-94,  2000-01, 2007-08), Ted Lindsay Trophy (1996-97, 1997-98), All-Star (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002), Stanley Cup (2002, 2008)

"The Dominator" was as nontraditional a goalie as you might find, as Hasek would twist and turn his body in whatever way he could to stop pucks, using even his posterior, back or any other body part to stop the puck when needed. Hasek, who still is playing in the KHL at age 46, got a late start to his stardom, starting as a 10th round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He would stay in his native Czech until 1990, coming to North America, playing for Indianapolis of the IHL.  His NHL debut would come later that season, with five games for the Blackhawks.

He would play just 20 games for Chicago the next year, before being traded to the Buffalo Sabres on August 7, 1992 for Stephane Beauregard and a 4th round draft pick. Needless to say, not too shabby a deal for the Sabres, despite sharing time with both Grant Fuhr and Darren Puppa in 1992-93, limiting Hasek to just 28 games.

The following season, Hasek would play 58 games, beginning a streak of six straight years of leading the NHL in save percentage, all but one of those years at .930 or better.  His career mark of .922 is the best in league history, his 81 shutouts are 6th, and his 389 wins put him 11th all-time. The Dominator would carry the Sabres often times on his back, but was only able to do so much in the post-season as a Sabre. That did change some, but not until he was traded to Detroit on July 1, 2001, where he dazzled in the post season, going 16-7 with six shutouts, a 1.86 GAA and .920 save percentage, helping the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup. He would retire that off-season, but would return for four more seasons, with the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings, before retiring for good from the NHL after the 2007-08 season.

Hasek truly is in the mix of the argument for the best of all-time, but his post season struggles in Buffalo, and his late arrival to the NHL slot him in at number 6 on my all-time list. I've included a top 10 list of his biggest moments, but this list alone doesn't come close to covering all of Dominik Hasek's incredible plays.

Best year:  Hasek had many seasons that were off the charts, but his 1998-99 season stands out to me for his ridiculous .937 save percentage, 1.87 GAA and 9 shutouts with a 30-18-14 record in 64 games. He picked up his fifth Vezina Trophy and helped lead the Sabres to a controversial ending in the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the Dallas Stars in six games. Hasek had insane numbers during the post season, with a record of 13-6 in 19 games, with an eye opening .939 save percentage, 1.77 GAA and two more shutouts, and easily could've been selected the Conn Smythe winner that year.

Source : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/644878-nhl-all-time-top-100-best-goaltenders-in-history

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