From Dominik Hasek to Ryan Miller: Passing the Torch

Posted: 3rd October 2009 by Kyle Richardson in NHL
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The best Buffalo Sabres goalie of all-timeùDominik Hasekùwon six Vezina Trophies in his 16-year career, tied* with Montreal goalies Jacques Plante and Bill Durnan for the most solo-Vezinas in a career. Hasek departed Buffalo-the only place he received the distinct honor of best goalie in the NHLùfor Detroit in 2001, and was replaced with Martin Biron who played alongside Hasek for three seasons. But Biron was never the goalie of the future. With the fifth Round, 138th overall selection in the 2002 NHL Draft the Sabres selected Ryan Miller, who set an NCAA record with 26 career shutouts in his three years at Michigan State. After spending three seasons with the then AHL affiliate Rochester Americans, playing part-time with the Sabres, Miller finally joined the Sabres as the headlining go ...

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