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Former Goalie Hank Bassen Passes Away

Henry “Hank” Bassen has apparently died of a heart attack at the age of 76.

No other info available right now (*this news comes from Paul Kukla who is currently at tonight’s game), but Bassen’s career is documented at Hockey DB. And from Wikipedia:

Henry “Hank” Bassen (b. December 6, 1932, Calgary, Alberta) was a back-up goaltender in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins, and father of Bob Bassen who played in the NHL.

After retiring Bassen managed the junior Calgary Wranglers from 1984–86 and had two sons go on to play professional hockey.

More on Bassen’s career at Legends of Hockey.

Update 10:51pm ET: From NHL.com

Hank Bassen, a former goaltender for both of this year’s Stanley Cup participants, died Friday at age 76. Bassen’s family said he died of a heart attack at his home in Calgary. He was also battling cancer.

Update 11:46pm ET: More from Joe Pelletier at Greatest Hockey Legends.

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