March 26, 1929|
Lloydminster, SK, CAN
|Died||December 30, 2010
Stouffville, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
Robert Harry Hassard (March 26, 1929 – December 30, 2010) was an NHL centre in the 1950s, and a long-time resident and coach in Stouffville, Ontario. He was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
Hassard died in 2010 and was survived by his son Bill, a Leaf draft pick in 1974, and daughters Kim and Jacqui, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife, Helen, died in 2009.
Bob Hassard played junior hockey with the Toronto Marlboros and won the Allan Cup with the team in the 1949–50 season. The same year he broke into the NHL, playing just a single game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Also a baseball player, the Brooklyn Dodgers offered him $100 a month to play for their farm team. Hassard turned down the offer, figuring he could earn more as a hockey player.
He shifted between the NHL and AHL throughout most of his career, winning a championship with the AHL's Pittsburgh Hornets in 1951–52. In 129 NHL games Hassard recorded 9 goals, 28 assists (37 points), and only 22 penalty minutes.