Albert Hassler (2 November 1903 – 22 September 1994) was a French ice hockey player and speed skater.

Albert Hassler
Albert Hassler 1926.jpg
Hassler in 1926
Personal information
Born(1903-11-02)2 November 1903
Chamonix, France
DiedSeptember 22, 1994(1994-09-22) (aged 90)
Chamonix, France
Sport
SportIce hockey, speed skating
ClubChamonix HC
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m – 48.6 (1926)
1500 m – 2:37.4 (1927)
5000 m – 9:28.6 (1927)
10000 m – 19:10.8 (1927)

CareerEdit

Hassler played for the France men's national ice hockey team at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, and at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He also finished 18th in the 500 meters speed skating event at the 1924 Games.[1]

He also played for the French national team at the Ice Hockey European Championships in 1923[2] and 1924,[3] winning a silver medal at the 1923 event and a gold medal in 1924.

The award for the most valuable French player in the Ligue Magnus, the Albert Hassler Trophy is named after him. In 2009, he was inducted into the French Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.[4] His daughter Nicole Hassler became an Olympic figure skater.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Profile on olympic-reference.com
  2. ^ passionhockey.com, Championnats d'Europe 1923
  3. ^ passionhockey.com, Championnats d'Europe 1924
  4. ^ Profile on hockeyfrance.com