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Stan Mikita

Born:May 20, 1940Draft:Made NHL debut in 1958
Hometown:Sokolce, CzechoslovakiaPosition:C/RW
Known For:500 Goal ClubShoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Stanley Mikita (born Stanislav Guoth; May 20, 1940 – August 7, 2018) was a Slovak-born Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League, generally regarded as the best center of the 1960s. In 2017, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. He was the first Slovak born player to win the Stanley Cup, which he did in 1961.

Stan Mikita
Chicago Blackhawks star Stan Mikita

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  • Four-time Art Ross Trophy winner — 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968
  • Two-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner — 1967, 1968
  • Two-time Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner — 1967, 1968


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