Elmer Vasko

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Elmer Vasko
Elmer Vasko.JPG
Born (1935-12-11)December 11, 1935
Duparquet, Quebec, Canada
Died October 30, 1998(1998-10-30) (aged 62)
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Buffalo Bisons
NHL
Chicago Black Hawks
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1955–1970

Elmer "Moose" Vasko (December 11, 1935 – October 30, 1998) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks and Minnesota North Stars and won the Stanley Cup in 1961.

Personal

Vasko was born in Duparquet, Quebec. He was one of the few players of Slovak descent in the NHL's younger years. Vasko also never lost any of his teeth during his NHL career, despite the lack of mouthguards or helmets in his playing days. He was a second team all star in 1962-63 and 1963-64.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1953–54 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 59 5 17 22 25 15 0 2 2 10
1953–54 St. Catharines Teepees M-Cup 11 0 2 2 6
1954–55 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 49 16 20 36 75 11 2 3 5 17
1955–56 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 47 9 31 40 90 6 2 3 5 8
1955–56 Buffalo Bisons AHL 4 0 3 3 4 3 1 0 1 2
1956–57 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 3 12 15 31
1957–58 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 59 6 20 26 51
1958–59 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 63 6 10 16 52 6 0 1 1 4
1959–60 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 69 3 27 30 110 4 0 0 0 0
1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 63 4 18 22 40 12 1 1 2 23
1961–62 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 2 22 24 87 12 0 0 0 4
1962–63 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 4 9 13 70 6 0 1 1 8
1963–64 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 2 18 20 65 7 0 0 0 4
1964–65 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 69 1 10 11 56 14 1 2 3 20
1965–66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 56 1 7 8 44 3 0 0 0 4
1967–68 Minnesota North Stars NHL 70 1 6 7 45 14 0 2 2 6
1968–69 Minnesota North Stars NHL 72 1 7 8 68
1969–70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1969–70 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 54 4 6 10 34
NHL totals 786 34 166 200 719 78 2 7 9 73

External links

  • Elmer Vasko career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Bob Woytowich
Minnesota North Stars captain
1968–69
Succeeded by
Claude Larose


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