Stan Mikita

Career:

  • NHL: 1958-80; 22 seasons, 19 quality
  • Totals:
    • 541G,[1. 6th All Time at his retirement]
    • 926A (18th All Time)[2. 2nd All Time at his retirement] for
    • 1467P (14th All Time)[3. 3rd All Time at his retirement]
    • +159[4. Since 1967-68] in
    • 1394 games;[5. 7th at his retirement]
    • 143.7 PS[6. 5th at his retirement]
  • Mikita is 20th All Time in Offensive Point Shares[7. Mikita was also 2nd All Time in Offensive Point Shares]
  • At his retirement, Mikita was 6th All Time in GPG, 2nd in APG and 5th in PPG[8. Minimum 1,000 games]
  • Era: Mikita is 3rd in Goals, 2nd in GPG, APG, Points, PPG, OPS, PS and Games, and 1st in Assists[9. Of the 6 players to play in at least 1200 games between 1958 and 1980, as only 3 players played in 1250 games, and only 2 players played in 1300 games over that span]
  • 82-game average: 32G, 54A for 86P
  • 3-year peak:[10. 1966-69] 74-game average of 36G, 60A for 96P
  • Playoffs: 59G, 91A for 150P in 155 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey Reference:
      • 541G, 937A for 1478P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 32G, 55A for 87P
      • Adjusted Per Game:
    • VsX:
  • Never traded.

Accomplishments

  • Hart (’67, ’68)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting thrice more, Top 5 in Calder voting
  • Back Check MVP (’64, ’65, ’67, ’68)
  • Back Check Best Player 9’64, ’65, ’67, ’68)
  • Art Ross (’64, ’65, ’67, ’68)
  • Lady Byng (’67, ’68)
  • Top 5 Player[12. By Point Shares] four times (’64, ’65, ’67, ’68), Top 10 seven times (’63, ’66, ’70)
  • Best Offensive Player[13. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’68), Top 5 eight times (’62, ’63, ’64, ’65, ’66, ’67, ’70), Top 10 nine times (’69)
  • Single-season goals:
    • Scored 40 goals once,
    • 35 goals five times,[14. 1 of only 15 players to do so at his retirement]
    • 30 goals nine times[15. 1 of only 7 players to do so at his retirement]
    • 25 goals thirteen times[16. 1 of only 6 players to do so at his retirement, now 1 of 21]
    • 20 goals fourteen times[17. 1 of only 8 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Single-season assists:
    • Tallied 60 assists twice,[18. 1 of only 14 players to do so at his retirement]
    • 50 assists eight times,[19. 1 of only 2 players to do so at his retirement]
    • 40 assists fifteen times[20. 1 of only 2 players to do so at his retirement, now 1 of 13]
  • Single-season points:
    • Scored 90 points twice,
    • 80 points nine times,[21. 1 of only 2 players to do so at his retirement, now 1 of 23]
    • 70 points thirteen times,[22. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his retirement, now 1 of 13]
    • 60 points fourteen times,[23. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his retirement, now 1 of 20]
    • 50 points eighteen times[24. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his retirement, now 1 of 9 players]
  • Top 5 in Goals six times, Top 10 seven times
  • Top 5 in GPG six times, Top 10 seven times
  • Led the league in Assists thrice, Top 5 eight times, Top 10 ten times
  • Led the league in APG twice, Top 5 nine times, Top 10 eleven times
  • Led the league in Points four times, Top 5 nine times
  • Led the league in PPG four times, Top 10 ten times
  • Top 10 in Plus Minus once
  • 1st Team All Star six times, 2nd Team twice
  • 9 All Star Games.

Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Player[25. Led the playoffs in Assists and Points] on one Runner Up (’62 Black Hawks),
    • Best Player[26. By points] on three Final Fours (’64, ’68, ’74 Black Hawks),
    • Top 3 Forward[27. Led the playoffs in Goals] on one Champion (’61 Black Hawks),
    • Top 3 Forward[28. By points] on three Runners Up (’65, ’71, ’73 Black Hawks) and four Final Fours (’63, ’66, ’67, ’70 Black Hawks),
    • Top 9 Forward[29. By points] on two Final Fours (’60, ’72 Black Hawks)

Mikita is one of the relatively rare players who managed to both be dominant (he was one of the league’s best for an entire decade) and also managed a really long career.

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