|Birthdate||May 20, 1940|
|Birthplace||Sokolce, Slovak Republic|
Stan Mikita emigrated to Canada with his Aunt and Uncle in 1948 and started his St. Catharines Minor Hockey career at the age of 8. Stan was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1956 and played for their OHA affiliate, St. Catharines Teepees, for three seasons, scoring 47 points in his rookie year. Mikita played his entire 22 year career for the Chicago Blackhawks, (1959-1980). During his storied career, Mikita won the Stanley Cup in 1961, was honoured with the Art Ross Trophy four times (1964,1965,1967,1968), Hart Memorial Trophy twice (1967,1968) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy twice (1967,1968) and the Lester Patrick Trophy (1976).
Mikita’s hockey career was forever remembered with the retirement of his #21 Jersey in 1980 and his induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.
In his younger years, Mikita was a multi talented athlete recognized for outstanding performance and achievement in football, lacrosse and baseball. Stan continues to act in an ambassador capacity for the Chicago Blackhawks and the sport of hockey.
- St. Catharines Minor Hockey Association
- St. Catharines Teepees – Ontario Hockey Association
- Chicago Blackhawks – National Hockey League
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
- Hockey Hall of Fame – Inducted 1983
- Stanley Cup Champion 1960-1961
- Hart Memorial Trophy – 1967, 1968
- Art Ross Trophy – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968
- Lady Byng Memorial Trophy- 1967, 1968
- Lester Patrick Trophy 1976
- NHL 1st Team All Star 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968
- NHL 2nd Team All Star 1965, 1970
- Slovak Hall of Fame 2002