Dominik Hasek is regarded as one of the best retired Czech ice-hockey goaltender for National Hockey League (NHL). He is called as “The Dominator” in his NHL career. Hasek has one of best talent of goaltending. At an earlier time, Hasek played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, and the Ottawa Senators. During his career in Buffalo, he developed into one of the League’s finest goaltender. Many people had influenced from his strong play. He has been attributed with establishing European Goaltenders in a league previously dominated by North Americans.
Dominik Hasek was born on January 29, 1965. His birth place is Parduice, Czechoslovakia and his birth sign is Aquarius. For few years, he and his family lived with his grandparents. Hasek developed close relationship with his grandfather, who helped young goalie sharpen his skills by shooting tennis ball at him. He was good in most of the sports like soccer, tennis, and basketball but ice hockey was his favorite one. Hasek initiated playing hockey at the age of six in his native land Czechoslovakia. Hasek set off the top hockey league in the country, the Czechoslovakia Extraliga with his home town team. At the age of 16, he was announced as a youngest hockey player in history to play at the professional level. With his extra ordinary performance in ice-hockey, he was drafted by Chicago Blackhawks in 1983 and initiated his first NHL career. Throughout his NHL career, he had won Six Venzina Trophies, Hart Memorial Trophy and so on. He had been announced for best goaltender for multiple times. He also successfully upgraded his team by winning Olympic gold medal. Currently, he has been one of the prominent faces of Czechoslovakia and he admires millions of people.
An imposing ice-hockey player, Dominik Hasek is a married guy. He got married to Alena Haskova in 1989. She is a professor of Technology of Education at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. They have two children named Michael Hasek (Son) and Dominika Haskova (Daughter) born on 1990 and 1994 respectively. Unluckily, the couple does not last for longer relationship. They announced divorce after 23 years of marriage. The reason for divorce was; one of a person started a rumor claiming Nolan (Buffalo coach) slept with Hasek’s wife and this leaded into serious matter. Now, they are separated from each other. It appears that Michael and Dominika stays with their father Hasek and he provides enough time to them. He seems to be nice Dad.
Dominik Hasek has his own brand of sportswear named Dominator Clothing. He launched it after the Nagano Olympics in 1998. However, the brands did not continue further because his sales were very short. His heart was made up of kindness. He contributed over one million USD to help unprivileged children in Buffalo play hockey. He also organized a charity hockey game in Prague, and donated profits to hospitals in the Czech Republic. He was socially engaged in many fields. With his kind social activities, he was recognized by the most of people in the world.
Dominik Hasek earned a university degree after studying history and the Czech language in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hardec Kralove. As of now, he teaches to high school classes. Dominik Hasek has outstanding height of 6 feet 1 inch. His weight is 166 lb which is around 75 kg. According to NHL history, his salary is $55,942,300. His net worth is $ 23 million.