One of the greatest netminders to grace an NHL crease will finally have his number retired by the team with which he made his name. Dominik Hasek's iconic No. 39 will be raised to the rafters by the Buffalo Sabres next season, the team announced.

The legendary netminder spent nine seasons with the Sabres during which he collected a whole lot of hardware. He won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in back-to-back years, the first goalie to win the award twice. He also picked up six Vezina Trophies while in Buffalo including three straight from 1997-1999.

The Czech netminder posted 234 wins, a mark since surpassed by Ryan Miller. Hasek still owns the Sabres' franchise marks for save percentage (.926), goals-against average (2.22) and shutouts (55).