Bob Bassen

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Bob Bassen
Born (1965-05-06) May 6, 1965 (age 52)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
St. Louis Blues
Quebec Nordiques
Dallas Stars
Calgary Flames
Frankfurt Lions (DEL)
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1985–2000

Robert Paul "Bob" Bassen (born May 6, 1965) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre. He began his career in the National Hockey League in 1984 when he was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders.

After several seasons with the Islanders, Bassen was traded early in the 1988–89 NHL season to the Chicago Blackhawks. He would remain in the Blackhawks organization for two seasons before he was claimed by the St. Louis Blues in the Waiver Draft prior to the start of the 1990–91 NHL season. After spending parts of four seasons with the Blues, he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques. Bassen signed with the Dallas Stars as a free agent in 1995. He would play for the Calgary Flames and a second tour with the Blues before ending his NHL career.

After his retirement, he was an assistant coach with the Utah Grizzlies for three years.

He resides in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas with his wife Holly. Bob currently serves as the Director of Alumni Relations for the Dallas Stars. Bassen is the son of former NHL goaltender Hank Bassen.

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