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Hank Bassen

Hank Bassen  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: December 6, 1932
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 180
Catches: Left
Father of Bob WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1950) WCJHL First All-Star Team (1952) OHA-Sr. First All-Star Team (1954) WHL First All-Star Team (1960) Outstanding Goaltender Award (fewest goals against WHL) (1960) Leader Cup (MVP WHL) (co-winner - Guyle Fielder) (1960) Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Johnny Wilson, Forbes Kennedy and Bill Preston for Ted Lindsay and Glenn Hall, July 23, 1957. Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Detroit with Dennis Olson and Bill McCreary for Gerry Ehman, May 1, 1958. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Springfield (AHL) for Colin Kilburn and $7,500, July, 1959. Claimed by Detroit from Vancouver (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June, 1960. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for Roy Edwards, September 7, 1967.
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For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday