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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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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season