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John Miszuk
Position Defence
Shot Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota North Stars
Michigan Stags
Baltimore Blades
Calgary Cowboys
Nationality Poland
Born September 29 1940 (1940-09-29) (age 76),
Naliboki, POL
Pro Career 1961 – 1979

John Stanley Miszuk (born September 29, 1940) is a retired Polish-Canadian 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.

He was born in Poland and moved to Canada as a boy. He played in junior hockey in Hamilton in the 1960's, and the city was in the Detroit Red Wings farm system.

Miszuk turned pro in 1961-62 with the Edmonton Flyers of the Western Hockey League and made the Detroit Red Wings for 42 games in the 1963-64 NHL season.

He played mostly in the minor pros until the Philadelphia Flyers claimed him in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft. Miszuk played 2 complete seasons for the Flyers then was traded in 1969 to the Minnesota North Stars for Wayne Hillman. He saw action with the Stars in the 1969-70 season and then was traded to the San Diego Gulls of the Western League.

Miszuk enjoyed four solid seasons with the Gulls, finishing on the first all-star team in 1972-73 and 1973-74.

He then jumped to the World Hockey Association for three seasons.

After that there were two seasons in the Pacific Hockey League and then he retired in 1979.

He played in 237 NHL games and scored 7 goals and 39 assists.

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