John Stanley Miszuk (born September 29, 1940 as Jan Miszuk) is a Polish-born Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota North Stars. He also played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Michigan Stags, Baltimore Blades and Calgary Cowboys.[1]

John Miszuk
Born (1940-09-29) September 29, 1940 (age 81)
Naliboki, Poland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota North Stars
WHA
Michigan Stags
Baltimore Blades

Calgary Cowboys
Playing career 1961–1979

Playing careerEdit

Miszuk was born in the village Naliboki in what was then Soviet-occupied Poland and is now part of Belarus. The family moved to Canada and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario where he began playing hockey in the Ontario Hockey League. After a season with the Hamilton Red Wings Miszuk turned professional joining the Detroit Red Wings organization.[1]

After playing in the Western Hockey League and the American Hockey League Miszuk moved up to the National Hockey League with Detroit in 1963-64. At the end of that season he moved to the Chicago Blackhawks, but in the following three years he played only eight NHL games, spending most of his time in the minor leagues.

In the summer of 1967, Miszuk was chosen during NHL Expansion Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, one of the six new franchises in the National Hockey League.[2] With the Flyers he found a place in NHL and he played two full seasons and then moved on to the Minnesota North Stars.[2]

He eventually moved to the World Hockey Association with the Michigan Stags.[3] At the end of his career Miszuk returned again to the minor leagues, spending two seasons in the Pacific Hockey League before retiring from the competitive event.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Miszuk".
  2. ^ a b "John Miszuk Stats".
  3. ^ "Polish hockey player John Miszuk of the Detroit Stags goes down on".

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