Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Bassen
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Bob Bassen was a graduate of the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers. A feisty winger who scored 32 goals in final year of junior hockey, Bassen represented Canada at the 1985 World Junior Championships before signing as a free agent with the New York Islanders. Bassen spent his first four years of his professional career with the New York Islanders before joining the Chicago Blackhawks organization in 1988-89.

Bassen, the son of former NHL goalie Hank Bassen, split his time between Chicago and the IHL's Indianapolis Ice before joining the St. Louis Blues in 1990-91. In his first year with the Blues, Bassen established a career high 34 points and continued play a hard nosed game in the defensive end.

The Quebec Nordiques acquired Bassen during the 1993-94 season. The Calgary native's stay in Quebec lasted only two seasons before he joined the Dallas Stars for the 1995-96 season. An injury plagued season limited Bassen to a mere 13 games.

Throughout his playing career Bassen suited up for some seven teams between 1985 and 2000 as a useful role player, banger, and hitter. He also played for Canada at the 1992 World Championships and briefly in Germany at the start of the 1999-2000 season before accepting the assistant coaching position with the AHL's Utah Grizzlies in 2001-02.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Calgary Spurs AJHL 45 27 23 50 129
1982-83 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 4 3 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 4
1983-84 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 29 29 58 93 14 5 11 16 12
1984-85 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 65 32 50 82 143 10 2 8 10 39
1984-85 Canada WJC-A 7 2 0 2 8
1985-86 New York Islanders NHL 11 2 1 3 6 0 3 0 1 1 0
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 54 13 21 34 111
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 77 7 10 17 89 -17 14 1 2 3 21
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 77 6 16 22 99 +8 6 0 1 1 23
1988-89 New York Islanders NHL 19 1 4 5 21 0
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 49 4 12 16 62 +5 10 1 1 2 34
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 1 1 2 8 +1 1 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Indianapolis Ice IHL 73 22 32 54 179 12 3 8 11 33
1990-91 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 16 18 34 183 +17 13 1 3 4 24
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 7 25 32 167 +12 6 0 2 2 4
1991-92 Canada WC-A 3 1 1 2 0
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 53 9 10 19 63 0 11 0 0 0 10
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 46 2 7 9 44 -14
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 37 11 8 19 55 -3
1994-95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 47 12 15 27 33 +14 5 2 4 6 0
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 13 0 1 1 15 -6
1995-96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 1 0 0 0 4
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 46 5 7 12 41 +5 7 3 1 4 4
1997-98 Dallas Stars NHL 58 3 4 7 57 -4 17 1 0 1 12
1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 41 1 2 3 35 -13
1999-00 Frankfurt Lions Germany 14 2 9 11 6
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 27 1 3 4 26 -3
NHL Totals 765 88 144 232 1004 93 9 15 24 134


Son of Hank
WHL East First All-Star Team (1985)
IHL First All-Star Team (1990)
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 19, 1984. Traded to Chicago by NY Islanders with Steve Konroyd for Marc Bergevin and Gary Nylund, November 25, 1988. Claimed by St. Louis from Chicago in Waiver Draft, October 1, 1990. Traded to Quebec by St. Louis with Garth Butcher and Ron Sutter for Steve Duchesne and Denis Chasse, January 23, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 10, 1995. Traded to Calgary by Dallas for Aaron Gavey, July 14, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, December 9, 1999. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Dallas, December 11, 1999.