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The Mikita file

Updated: February 2, 2001, 2:20 PM ET
By Phillip Lee | Special to ESPN Classic

Stan Mikita Born - Sokolce, Czechoslovakia, May 20, 1940 5-9", 169 lbs. Center/right wing Shoots right

Stan Mikita was born in Sokolce, Czechoslovakia, before arriving in Canada with his aunt and uncle in 1947.

Mikita played for the St. Catherines Teepees before trying out with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1958-59 season. After a successful three-game stint, Mikita signed on with the Blackhawks for the 1959-60 season.

Mikita, along with Bobby Hull, led the Blackhawks to ...

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