Hasek took over as the Red Wings’ top Goalie, and for the first time in his career, he led the NHL in Wins. He backstopped Detroit a Stanley Cup win, the first of Hasek’s career, and he retired afterward, though that lasted only a year.
He returned for 2003-04, but it was also short-lived as a groin injury held him to sixteen Games. Hasek signed with Ottawa for a year, and at age 41, came back to the Red Wings in a platoon role. His last season in the NHL was 2007-08, where he co-won the William M. Jennings Trophy with Chris Osgood, and he left as a Stanley Cup Champion, with the Red Wings winning it all in 2008.
Hasek’s 2.13 GAA in Detroit was lower than what he posted in Buffalo, and he had a record in Motown of 114-39-19.
Hasek was chosen for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.