Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Miszuk
Defenceman John Miszuk was a decent playmaker who played his position well during a career that lasted over 200 games in the 1960s and '70s. He also enjoyed a distinguished career in the minors and the WHA.

Born in Naliboki, Poland, Miszuk cane to Canada as a boy and played junior with the Hamilton Tigers Cubs of the OHA. He spent his first two pro seasons with the WHL's Edmonton Flyers then played 42 games as a rookie with the Detroit Red Wings in 1963-64.

Miszuk returned to the minors in 1964-65 and was named to the AHL second all-star team after scoring 55 points for the Buffalo Bisons. After two years as a farmhand with the Chicago Black Hawks where he was a CHL second team all-star in 1967, the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1967 Expansion Draft claimed the solid blueliner. Miszuk was a steady influence on the club's defensive brigade and helped them finish first in the West Division in 1967-68.

In May 1969, Miszuk was traded to the Minnesota North Stars for Wayne Hillman. He played his last 50 NHL games for his new team before spending four years with the WHL's San Diego Gulls. Miszuk was a top performer for the club and was voted on to the league's first all-star team in 1973 and 1974. In 1974-75, the veteran backliner joined the Michigan Stags of the WHA and enjoyed three solid years in the league. Miszuk retired in 1979 after spending two seasons in the PHL with the San Francisco Shamrocks and the San Diego Hawks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1957-58 Hamilton Kilty B's ON-Jr.B
1957-58 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 1 0 0 0 0
1958-59 Hamilton Kilty B's ON-Jr.B
1958-59 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 2 0 0 0 0
1959-60 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 6 1 3 4 0
1960-61 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 48 6 19 25 89 12 1 8 9 28
1961-62 Edmonton Flyers WHL 65 4 30 34 88 12 1 6 7 20
1962-63 Edmonton Flyers WHL 59 8 25 33 99 3 0 0 0 8
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 10 0 3 3 16
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 0 2 2 30 3 0 0 0 2
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 25 1 7 8 34
1964-65 Buffalo Bisons AHL 71 9 46 55 100 9 0 3 3 12
1965-66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 2 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 4
1965-66 St. Louis Braves CPHL 69 7 29 36 116 5 0 2 2 4
1966-67 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
1966-67 St. Louis Braves CPHL 68 3 28 31 104
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 5 17 22 79 +1 7 0 3 3 11
1968-69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 1 13 14 70 -6 4 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 50 0 6 6 51 -3
1969-70 Iowa Stars CHL 16 1 6 7 37 9 0 3 3 10
1970-71 San Diego Gulls WHL 72 5 30 35 98 6 0 1 1 4
1971-72 San Diego Gulls WHL 72 5 33 38 118 4 0 1 1 6
1972-73 San Diego Gulls WHL 72 2 39 41 85 6 0 4 4 13
1973-74 San Diego Gulls WHL 77 8 49 57 103 4 0 0 0 2
1974-75 Michigan/Baltimore Blades WHA 66 2 19 21 56
1975-76 Calgary Cowboys WHA 69 2 21 23 66 10 1 0 1 28
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 79 2 26 28 57
1977-78 San Francisco Shamrocks PHL 10 0 15 15 12
1978-79 San Diego Hawks PHL 25 2 11 13 24
NHL Totals 237 7 39 46 232 19 0 3 3 19


AHL Second All-Star Team (1965)
CPHL First All-Star Team (1967)
WHL First All-Star Team (1973, 1974)
Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Art Stratton and Ian Cushenan for Ron Murphy and Aut Erickson, June 9, 1964. Claimed by Philadelphia from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia for Wayne Hillman, May 14, 1969. Traded to San Diego (WHL) by Minnesota for cash, July, 1970. Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights transferred to Michigan (WHA) after Los Angeles (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Claimed by Calgary (WHA) from Michigan-Baltimore (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, May 19, 1975.