The 44-year-old goaltender agreed to play next season for HC Moeller Pardubice, a club in the town where he was born and started his career, Hasek and club representatives told a news conference in Prague yesterday. Hasek will be the oldest player in the league, and Pardubice has an option to extend the contract by one more year.
"I'm really glad I could sign a deal with this club," Hasek said. "It's a club where I spent the most years. I've never even thought I could play for any other club in the Czech Republic. I'm looking forward to the next season."
The announcement comes less than a year after Hasek retired from ice hockey after he won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings for the second time in June.
"A year ago I said goodbye to the NHL but not to hockey," Hasek said.