Stan Mikita, a nine-time all-star who played his entire NHL 21-year career with the Chicago Blackhawks, has died at age 78. The Blackhawks confirmed his death earlier today.
Stan Mikita, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, led the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup title in 1961 and won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player in 1967 and 1968. He was also named to Canada’s team for the 1972 Summit Series, but only played two games due to injury. Stan Mikita was known for using a stick with a wicked curve. He had 541 goals and 926 assists over 1,394 regular-season NHL games.