"I remember going to the Forum and watching their first practice. They had these funny jerseys on like army vests. You expected when they turned around to see parachutes on their backs. We had no idea that the first game of the series would be played with the same intensity as the seventh game of a Stanley Cup final."

Pat Stapleton



Team Rosters: Canada
     


Position: D
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-8
Weight: 185
Born:
7/4/1940
Sarnia, Ontario

Club 1972:
Chicago Blackhawks

Pat Stapleton
Team Canada # 3

Unlike many of his colleagues, Pat Stapleton was not decorated with prestigious NHL awards and trophies but he was known and respected as one of the most experienced and competitive blueliners during his career in professional hockey. His competitive spirit, consistent performance and courage in shot-blocking made him a very respected defenseman among players and fans. He was arguably a key team Canada’s blueliner in both historical Super Series against the Soviets in 1972 (NHL) and 1974 (WHA).

Career Statistics
Competitions GP G A PTS PIM
NHL Reg. Season 635 43 294 337 353
NHL Playoffs 65 10 39 49 38
WHA Reg. Season37227212239187
WHA Playoffs282212338

CAREER HIGHLIGTS:

  • Played in the professional hockey leagues: 1962-1978
  • Professional hockey clubs that Pat Stapleton played in: Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cougars, Indianapolis Racers, Cincinnati Stingers

PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT

Pat Stapleton was one of the most valuable Canadian blueliners in the 1972 Series. He played in seven games and earned an impressive "plus 6" for his reliable performance.

1972 Summit Overall Statistics
GP G A P PIM SOG SAG +/-
7 0 0 0 0 8 17 +6
 
 


Game-by-Game Performance: Scoring

Summit 1972: Scoring
Game   Period Time Scoring Notes
- Game Summaries -
 
 


Game-by-Game Performance: Penalty History

Summit 1972: Penalty
Game   Period Time Description
Game 2306:14hooking
Game 7215:24holding
Game 8214:58crosschecking
- Game Summaries -