Hasek returns to NHL Red Wings
Dominik Hasek, the 41-year-old Czech goaltender known as the "Dominator", signed a one-year National Hockey League contract on Monday with the Detroit Red Wings. Hasek was not kept by the Ottawa Senators and the six-time Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's top netminder had said he would only play another season for the Senators. He was lured back to the Red Wings, who he helped win a Stanley Cup in 2002, for a 750,000-dollar contract that could bring up to 1.1 million dollars in playoff bonus money. Hasek was a hero for the 1998 gold medal Czech hockey team, helping them capture the first Olympic tournament to feature NHL players at Nagano, Japan.