André Pronovost

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André Joseph Armand Pronovost (born July 8, 1936) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. Pronovost played in the National Hockey League (NHL) and several minor professional leagues in North America. Pronovost was a member of four Stanley Cup-winning teams of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1950s. André is often confused as being the brother of Marcel, Claude and Jean Pronovost but is unrelated.

André Pronovost
Born (1936-07-08) July 8, 1936 (age 84)
Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
Minnesota North Stars
AHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
Baltimore Clippers
IHL
Muskegon Mohawks
CHL
Memphis Wings
Memphis South Stars
EHL
Jersey Devils
QHL
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
Playing career 1955–1972

Playing careerEdit

Pronovost began his career with the Montreal Canadiens in the 1956 season. He also played with the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota North Stars. Pronovost was a member of four Stanley Cup winning teams in 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, and 1959-60, all during the Canadiens' dynasty.

PersonalEdit

Pronovost's grandson, Anthony Mantha, currently plays for the Detroit Red Wings, who drafted him 20th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Pronovost was in attendance for Mantha's first NHL goal, against the Montreal Canadiens on March 24, 2016.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 NHL Draft Profile: Anthony Mantha". 2013-05-07.
  2. ^ Cleveland, Amy (March 24, 2016). "Anthony Mantha's 1st NHL goal brings tears to grandfather's eyes". CBC Sports. Retrieved March 29, 2016.

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