Sabres to retire Hasek’s jersey number

Buffalo Sabres former goalie Dominik Hasek waves to the fans during a pre-game ceremony before an NHL hockey game against the Atlanta Thrashers in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 19, 2011. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Sabres will retire goaltender Dominik Hasek’s jersey. On January 13, the Sabres will hoist a number 39 jersey into the rafters of the First Niagara Center.

Hasek played for the Sabres during nine seasons, between 1992 and 2001. After playing for Buffalo, he spent four seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He is one of the most decorated goalies in league history.

Hasek will join six other Sabres legends who have had their jerseys retired from use by the team. Other retired jerseys include: Gilbert Perreault (No. 11, retired in 1990); Rick Martin (No. 7, retired in 1995); Rene Robert (No. 14, retired in 1995); Tim Horton (No. 2, retired in 1996); Danny Gare (No. 18, retired in 2005); and Pat LaFontaine (No. 16, retired in 2006).

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