CHICAGO — Hockey nice Stan Mikita has died at 78.
His loss of life was introduced Tuesday by the Chicago Blackhawks, the group he helped result in the Stanley Cup in 1961. The Blackhawks didn’t disclose particulars however stated he was along with his household.
Mikita performed for the Blackhawks for 22 seasons, changing into one of many franchise’s most revered figures. He’s the group’s profession chief for assists (926), factors (1,467) and video games (1,394), and is second to Bobby Hull with 541 targets.
Mikita grew to become the primary participant to have his jersey retired by the Blackhawks in 1980. He was inducted into the hockey Corridor of Fame three years later.
After a frosty stretch in his relationship with the franchise, Mikita grew to become a group ambassador in 2007 and was an everyday at dwelling video games earlier than his well being deteriorated.