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According to reports out of Russia, hockey legend Dominik Hasek has signed a one-year contract with Spartak Moscow of the KHL. The 45-year-old who spent his time in the NHL with Chicago, Buffalo, Ottawa, and Detroit comes to the KHL fresh off a championship with HC Moeller Pardubice of the Czech Exraliga where he was voted MVP of the playoffs.
Nicknamed the Dominator, Hasek has quite the resume with two Stanley Cups, two Harts, and seven Veznia’s, The addition of Hasek to Spartak could be helpful as they were bounced early in the playoffs by Lokomotiv Yaroslav. Will Hasek be a strong fit in the KHL? He will certainly have help behind the bench as Spartak is coached by Miloš Říha a fellow countrymen of Haseks.
It will be interesting to see what the 45-year-old is capable in a high level of competition seen in the KHL but it is clear the dominator’s days aren’t quite up. Hasek’s fellow Czech and former NHL All-Star forward Jaromir Jagr has played for Siberian club Avangard Omsk, who are also in the KHL, since 2008.