August 7, 2018

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Passing of Stan Mikita

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“Stan Mikita was a Chicago original. One of the greatest players ever to take the ice, this product of war-torn Czechoslovakia immigrated with his family to Canada before making his mark - and his home - in Chicago. His fierce competiveness and toughness belied a creative and innovative style that made him a fan favorite. Amy’s and my thoughts are with the Mikita family, and the Chicago hockey community, as we say farewell to this icon.”