Hall of Famer Doug Wilson reveals Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita ate raw steaks

Scott King
NBC Sports Chicago

Former Blackhawks defenseman Doug Wilson, elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame after a 24-year wait on Wednesday, joined NHL Network hosts Jackie Redmond and E.J. Hradek on "NHL Now" Tuesday.

Among the topics discussed, Wilson spoke on rooming with Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita as a young player, which led to quite the revelation.

"He became like my second father also for various reasons later in my life, but to go to Chicago as a 19 or 20-year-old kid, to check into the Bismarck hotel and you look over and your roommate is Stan Mikita... I hope he didn't think I was creepy, but I was just staring at him the whole time, 'This can't be real,'" Wilson said on the show.

Click here to download the My Teams app for the latest Blackhawks news and analysis.

"I was fortunate my older brother is probably the best big brother you could ever have. He won four Cups in Montreal and he shared a lot of experiences with me, but the fact that I'm going to room with Stan Mikita all year, still to this day I look back and I go, 'That's incredible.'"

Related: Former Blackhawks defenseman Doug Wilson elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Then Redmond asked Wilson if Mikita ever cooked for him while the two were roommates. 

"This is on the road (when they were roommates), but Stan Mikita never cooked his steaks. He ate his steak raw right out of the bag. So, no, he never cooked for me," Wilson said.

Maybe that was Stan's secret in recording the most points in Blackhawks history (1,467).

Hall of Famer Doug Wilson reveals Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita ate raw steaks originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

What to Read Next