One of the premier NHL goaltenders of the 1990s.
Became the youngest-ever pro hockey player in Czechoslovakia when he was sixteen.
As a member of the Buffalo Sabers he received the nickname 'The Dominator.'
Had his son Michael in 1990 with his wife Alena; his daughter Dominika was born in 1994.
After the 1998 Winter Olympics, he was called the "best player in the game" by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.