Jon Mirasty

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

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Jonathon Gary Frank Mirasty (born June 4, 1982, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan) is a retired Cree native Canadian ice hockey player who played in multiple professional leagues including the WHL, KHL, and AHL.[1] Nicknamed "Nasty" by both teammates and fans, Mirasty developed a cult following throughout his career due to his Mohawk hairstyle and his laughing during his fights.[2] Mirasty finished the 2010-11 regular season with the Fort Wayne Komets. However, he was left off the playoff roster[3]. Mirasty who weighs 220 pounds despite standing just five-foot-ten had originally planned on discontinuing to play hockey in 2006.[4] After playing low level pro hockey, Mirasty was soon given a chance to play for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL and be a minor league affiliate of the Colombus Blue Jackets where he appeared in a number of NHL exhibition games for Columbus while continuing to compete for his respected team at the times. [4] Mirasty finished his playing career for the Sore-Tracy Blackhawks. [5]


Mirasty made his professional MMA debut against Sebastian Gauthier losing in the first round. In his youth Mirasty competed in boxing and was provincial and golden gloves champion in 1998 and 1999.Template:Citation needed

Personal life

Mirasty, a Cree Indian, is a distant cousin of teammate Jeremy Yablonski.Template:Citation needed Mirasty is married to Janessa Mirasty and has two children, older son Tristan and younger daughter Ava. [6]

When not playing hockey, or coaching his son, Jon spends time breaking and training horses on his ranch in Meadow Lake.[6]

After playing over nine seasons professionally, Jon saw a future in business and opened up his towns first Tim Hortons within a 90 mile radius. However, four months into the operation Jon and his family were forced to sell due to personal health problems Jon was facing. [7]



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