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Stan Mikita


1940 Born Stanislas Gvorth in Sokolce, Czechoslovakia
1948 In December, is adopted by an aunt and uncle in Canada and moves to North America; begins playing hockey
1959 Joins the Chicago Blackhawks
c. 1963 Begins experimenting with a curved blade
1969 Suffers back injury which would plague him for the rest of his career
1974 Founds the American Hearing Impaired Association; Plays for Team Canada in the Summit Series
1974 Leads Blackhawks in scoring
1979 On November 30 plays in his last game
1980 Retires from professional hockey on April 14
1987 Founds a plastics and corrugated box business with former teammate Glen Skov

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