Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Witiuk
Steve Witiuk was born January 8, 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A member of the Winnipeg Rangers and Black Hawks of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, Witiuk also spent some time in the Western Canada Senior Hockey League with Regina, the Okangan Senior Hockey League with Kamloops, and the Western Canada Major Hockey League with Edmonton prior to making his NHL debut in 1951-52.

A free agent signing by the Chicago Black Hawks, Witiuk played in 33 games with Chicago, recording three goals and eight assists. Although he played the better part of the season with Black Hawks, Witiuk also suited up for 14 games with the St. Louis Flyers of the AHL.

The WHL was the home of Steve Witiuk for the next 15 seasons. He spent six seasons with the Calgary Stampeders (1952-57), winning the WHL championship in 1954 before joining the Winnipeg Warriors midway through the 1957-58 season. After a little over two seasons with the Warriors (1957-1960), Witiuk was on his way to the Spokane Comets, but not before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs from the Chicago Black Hawks in January 1958.

In three seasons with the Comets, Witiuk scored 79 goals and add 107 assists for 186 points before joining the Denver Invaders for the 1963-64 season. Having his rights transferred to Toronto after the NHL club purchased the Spokane franchise in the summer of 1963, Witiuk's stay in Denver lasted just one season, as he would join the Victoria Maple Leafs from 1964 to 1967.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1946-47 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 16 5 6 11 4 2 0 1 1 2
1947-48 Winnipeg Black Hawks MJHL 22 12 5 17 10
1948-49 Winnipeg Black Hawks MJHL 28 16 20 36 49
1949-50 Regina Capitals WCSHL 8 0 1 1 0
1949-50 Kamloops Elks OSHL 33 20 7 27 45 7 6 6 12 6
1949-50 Calgary Stampeders Al-Cup 9 4 5 9 6
1950-51 Edmonton Flyers WCMHL 48 22 23 45 71 8 2 2 4 10
1951-52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 33 3 8 11 14
1951-52 St. Louis Flyers AHL 14 5 2 7 11
1952-53 Calgary Stampeders WHL 60 21 20 41 66 1 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders WHL 69 19 36 55 52 18 3 6 9 20
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders Ed-Cup 7 3 1 4 2
1954-55 Calgary Stampeders WHL 60 26 37 63 61 9 5 2 7 14
1955-56 Calgary Stampeders WHL 66 30 34 64 76 8 5 6 11 12
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 47 17 18 35 55
1957-58 Calgary Stampeders WHL 39 16 24 40 29
1957-58 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 26 11 22 33 14 7 0 2 2 2
1958-59 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 62 12 33 45 43 6 1 4 5 2
1959-60 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 62 20 27 47 40
1960-61 Spokane Comets WHL 67 28 24 52 79 4 0 1 1 4
1961-62 Spokane Comets WHL 64 26 40 66 49 16 4 9 13 34
1962-63 Spokane Comets WHL 66 21 33 54 96
1963-64 Denver Invaders WHL 70 25 28 53 62 4 0 0 0 10
1964-65 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 56 11 21 32 37 11 2 2 4 16
1965-66 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 72 6 16 22 47 3 0 0 0 0
1966-67 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 59 5 10 15 34
1967-68 Spokane Jets WIHL 41 20 34 54 57 8 7 9 16 13
1967-68 Spokane Jets Al-Cup 4 0 1 1 9
1968-69 Spokane Jets WIHL 40 6 18 24 30 6 2 1 3 2
NHL Totals 33 3 8 11 14


Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 1, 1951. Traded to Toronto (Winnipeg-WHL) by Chicago (Calgary-WHL) for George Ford and Murray Wilkie, January, 1958. Rights transferred to Toronto after NHL club purchased Spokane (WHL) franchise, June 4, 1963. Transferred to Phoenix (WHL) after Victoria (WHL) franchise relocated, August, 1967. Traded to Toronto by Phoenix (WHL) for Walt McKechnie, October 15, 1967.
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