RIP Stan Mikita



Healthy Scratch
Jun 24, 2012
One of the all time greatest players in NHL history.

Mikita played 1,396 games in the NHL from 1958-80, all of them with the Blackhawks to lead the franchise in that category. He won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 1961.

Mikita amassed 1,467 points (541 goals and 926 assists), which ranks 14th in NHL history. Mikita won the Hart Trophy twice as league MVP, four Art Ross trophies as the league's leading scorer and the Lady Byng twice as the most gentlemanly player. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.

In 2015, Mikita was diagnosed with suspected dementia with Lewy bodies, a brain disorder that causes memory loss. "His mind is completely gone," his wife, Jill, told the Chicago Tribune in June 2015. "I don't like to use that term, but there's no other way to describe it."

Mikita had requested that his brain be donated for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research after his death.
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