John Miszuk

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John Miszuk
Born September 29, 1940 (1940-09-29) (age 77)
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

John Stanley Miszuk (born September 29, 1940 in Naliboki, Poland) is a retired Polish-born NHL ice hockey defenceman who played for numerous NHL teams.

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Miszuk was born in a village in the present Belarus but at that time located in Poland. 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]

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