September 6, 1943|
Wayne, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
Kansas City Blues
In September 1963, Mestinsek was invited to join the Detroit Red Wings training camp, turning professional to play with the Red Wings minor league affiliate in the Central Professional Hockey League.
Following a car accident in August 1967 in which he almost lost his arm, the player who was once described by Punch Imlach as "the best National League material in Western Canada" saw only limited action over the next two seasons spent mostly with the Kansas City Blues of the CPHL.
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