Dean Prentice

Dean Prentice

Birth
Schumacher, Cochrane District, Ontario, Canada
Death 2 Nov 2019 (aged 87)
Cambridge, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 204437759 · View Source
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Professional Hockey Player. For twenty-two seasons (1952 to 1974), he played at the left-wing position in the National Hockey League New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars. Born Dean Sutherland Prentice, he played with the Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters of the Ontario Hockey League, prior to his promotion to the NHL with New York during the 1952-1953 season. In 1,378 career regular season games, he compiled 391 points and 469 assists. He was named to the NHL All Star Second Team for the 1959-1960 season. On December 27, 1964, while with the Boston Bruins in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Prentice was tripped by Stan Mkita with resulted in him (Prentice) crashing violently into the boards. He was awarded a penalty shot and barely conscious Prentice rose to his feet and skated towards the Blackhawks' net shooting the puck past Chicago's goalie Denis DeJordy for a goal. He was removed from the game later and it would be revealed he suffered a broken back which resulted in him missing the rest of the season. After retiring, he remained in the game as served as a coach in the American Hockey League.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Nov 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 204437759
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