Elmer Vasko

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Elmer Vasko
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Born (1935-12-11)December 11, 1935
Duparquet, QC, CAN
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
Chicago Black Hawks
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1955–1970

Elmer "Moose" Vasko (December 11, 1935 in Duparquet, Quebec – 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.


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.

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Preceded by
Bob Woytowich
Minnesota North Stars captain
Succeeded by
Claude Larose