Stan Mikita

Stan Mikita
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1983
Stan Mikita Chex card.jpg
Born(1940-05-20)May 20, 1940
Sokolče, Slovak Republic
DiedAugust 7, 2018(2018-08-07) (aged 78)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)
PositionCentre
ShotRight
Played forChicago Black Hawks
National team Canada
Playing career1958–1980

Stanley Mikita[1] (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 centre of the 1960s.[2][3] In 2017, he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players.[4]

Early life

Mikita was born in Sokolče, Slovak Republic, as Stanislav Guoth and raised in a small farming community there until late 1948,[5] but moved to St. Catharines, Ontario, as a young boy. He was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Anna and Joe Mikita, who gave him their surname.[6][5]

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беларуская: Стэн Мікіта
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Стэн Мікіта
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Deutsch: Stan Mikita
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italiano: Stan Mikita
latviešu: Stens Mikita
magyar: Stan Mikita
Nederlands: Stan Mikita
polski: Stan Mikita
português: Stan Mikita
русский: Микита, Стэн
Simple English: Stan Mikita
slovenčina: Stan Mikita
slovenščina: Stan Mikita
svenska: Stan Mikita
Türkçe: Stan Mikita
українська: Стен Микита