Left-winger Earl Heiskela was a semi-regular on the Philadelphia Flyers for three seasons in the 60s and 70s. He was a decent goal scorer who also toiled in the WHA and three different minor leagues.
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Heiskela was a solid performer in junior for the OHA's Hamilton Red Wings. In 1964-65 he scored 25 goals for the EHL's Knoxville Knights during his first full pro seasons. This was followed by three years with the Seattle Totems of the WHL before he made his NHL debut for Philly in 1968-69. In 1969-70, Heiskela received his heaviest NHL workload by playing 65 games mostly on a line with Garry Peters and Dick Cherry.
After splitting the 1970-71 season between the Flyers and the WHL's San Diego Gulls, Heiskela played a year in the minors before joining the LA Sharks of the newly founded WHA in 1972-73. He played 1 1/2 years for the club and a handful of contests for the Greensboro Generals of the Southern League before retiring in 1974.