Elmer "Moose" Vasko (December 11, 1935 – October 30, 1998) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks and Minnesota North Stars. He was on the Blackhawks team that won the Stanley Cup in 1961.

Elmer Vasko
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Born (1935-12-11)December 11, 1935
Duparquet, Quebec, Canada
Died October 30, 1998(1998-10-30) (aged 62)
Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Buffalo Bisons
NHL
Chicago Black Hawks
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1955–1970

PersonalEdit

Vasko was born in Duparquet, Quebec. He was one of the few players of Slovak descent in the NHL's younger years. Vasko also never lost any of his teeth during his NHL career, despite the lack of mouthguards or helmets in his playing days. He was a second team all star in 1962-63 and 1963-64.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1953–54 St. Catharines Teepees OHA 59 5 17 22 25 15 0 2 2 10
1953–54 St. Catharines Teepees M-Cup 11 0 2 2 6
1954–55 St. Catharines Teepees OHA 49 16 20 36 75 11 2 3 5 17
1955–56 St. Catharines Teepees OHA 47 9 31 40 90 6 2 3 5 8
1955–56 Buffalo Bisons AHL 4 0 3 3 4 3 1 0 1 2
1956–57 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 3 12 15 31
1957–58 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 59 6 20 26 51
1958–59 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 63 6 10 16 52 6 0 1 1 4
1959–60 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 69 3 27 30 110 4 0 0 0 0
1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 63 4 18 22 40 12 1 1 2 23
1961–62 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 2 22 24 87 12 0 0 0 4
1962–63 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 4 9 13 70 6 0 1 1 8
1963–64 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 2 18 20 65 7 0 0 0 4
1964–65 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 69 1 10 11 56 14 1 2 3 20
1965–66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 56 1 7 8 44 3 0 0 0 4
1967–68 Minnesota North Stars NHL 70 1 6 7 45 14 0 2 2 6
1968–69 Minnesota North Stars NHL 72 1 7 8 68
1969–70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1969–70 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 54 4 6 10 34
NHL totals 786 34 166 200 719 78 2 7 9 73

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Preceded by Minnesota North Stars captain
1968–69
Succeeded by