Bob Hassard

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Bob Hassard
Born (1929-03-26)March 26, 1929
Lloydminster, SK, CAN
Died December 30, 2010(2010-12-30) (aged 81)
Stouffville, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
Toronto Marlboros
Pittsburgh Hornets
Buffalo Bisons
Whitby Dunlops
Playing career 1949–1955

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.

He won the Stanley Cup in 1951 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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