WHA Hall of Fame
Coach/Owner - Chicago Cougars, Coach - Indianapolis Racers
With the Chicago Cougars
in financial trouble in the 1974-1975 season, Pat Stapleton
joined teammates Dave Dryden and Ralph Backstrom in purchasing the club and keeping it in operation through that season.
After the end of his
distinguished playing career, Stapleton
assumed the coaching reins of the Indianapolis Racers
and remained behind the Racers' bench until the team folded in December 1978.