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Stan Mikita
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1983
Stan Mikita.jpg
Born May 20, 1940(1940-05-20)
Sokolče, Slovak Republic
Died August 7, 2018(2018-08-07) (aged 78)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Playing career 1958–1980

Stan Mikita (born Stanislav Guoth; May 20, 1940August 7, 2018) was a Slovak-born Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre. He played a career total of 22 years in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played his entire NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks. He was often regarded as the best centre of the 1960s.[1]

He won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1961. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.[2] He was also inducted into the Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.[3]

He worked as an good will ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks.[4]

Mikita died at the age of 78 on August 7, 2018 from complications of Lewy body dementia in Chicago.[5][6]

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Preceded by
Pit Martin
Chicago Blackhawks captain
1976–77
with Pit Martin
Succeeded by
Keith Magnuson