Pat Stapleton

Pat Stapleton  #12

NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: July 4, 1940
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Sarnia, ON, Canada
Shoots: Left
Father of Mike OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1959, 1960) EPHL Second All-Star Team (1961) EPHL First All-Star Team (1963) WHL Second All-Star Team (1964) WHL First All-Star Team (1965) Hal Laycoe Cup (Outstanding Defenseman WHL) (1965) NHL Second All-Star Team (1966, 1971, 1972) WHA First All-Star Team (1974) Dennis Murphy Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman WHA) (1974) WHA Second All-Star Team (1976) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1967, 1969, 1971, 1972) Claimed by Boston from Chicago in Intra-League Draft, June 13, 1961. Traded to Toronto by Boston with Orland Kurtenbach and Andy Hebenton for Ron Stewart, June 8, 1965. Claimed by Chicago from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1965. Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by Los Angelex (WHA) for cash, September, 1973. Selected by Indianapolis (WHA) from Chicago (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, May 19, 1975. WHA rights transferred to Cincinnati (WHA) in Special Dispersal Auction after Indianapolis (WHA) refused to honour his contract, November, 1977.
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final