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Pat Stapleton

Born:July 4, 1940Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Sarnia, OntarioPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Patrick James “Whitey” Stapleton (July 4, 1940 – April 8, 2020) was a Canadian ice hockey player. A defenseman, Stapleton played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) and the World Hockey Association (WHA), most notably for the Chicago Black Hawks. He was the father of Mike Stapleton, who had a lengthy career in the NHL as well.

Pat Stapleton, with the Chicago Cougars.

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Staff History

  • WHA, Chicago Cougars, Head Coach (1973-1975)
  • WHA, Indianapolis Racers, Head Coach (1978-1979)


  • Canada Sports Hall of Fame, as Member of 1972 Summit Series Team (2005)
  • WHA Hall of Fame (2010)