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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.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game