Although he wanted to continue playing, Dominik Hasek couldnít find any takers. So at the age of 47, the Czech Olympic hero from Nagano 1998 and two-time Stanley Cup champion decided it was time retire.

Arguably, Dominik Hasek was the best goaltender in hockey during a period of almost 20 years.

After winning IIHF World Championship silver and bronze medals with Czechoslovakia in the Ď80s, Dominik Hasek won his first of six Vezina Trophies as the NHLís Best Goaltender in 1993/1994, four years later he led the Czech Republic to the historic Olympic gold medal in Nagano 1998 (the first best-on-best hockey Olympics) and ten years later, in 2008, Hasek led the Detroit Red Wings to yet another Stanley Cup. At 42, this was Hasekís last great success.