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Dean Sutherland Prentice (October 5, 1932 – November 2, 2019) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 22 seasons between 1952–53 and 1973–74. Over his NHL career, Prentice played for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Minnesota North Stars.

Dean Prentice
1959 Topps Dean Prentice.JPG
Born (1932-10-05)October 5, 1932
Schumacher, Ontario, Canada
Died November 2, 2019(2019-11-02) (aged 87)
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1952–1974

In the 1970 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis, Prentice scored the only goal for the West Division team in their 4-1 loss to the East Division. He was 37 years old at the time.

Prentice played 1378 career NHL games, scoring 391 goals and 469 assists for 860 points.

Personal lifeEdit

Prentice and his wife June had two daughters, Kelly and Kerry.

His brother, Eric, played five games for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1943–44 NHL season. Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice is Dean's nephew (and Eric's son). Prentice died on November 2, 2019 at the age of 87.[1][2]

LegacyEdit

  • Prentice was ranked #37 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1950–51 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 51 20 16 36 26 4 1 1 2 15
1951–52 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 51 48 27 75 68 23 21 10 31 28
1951–52 Guelph Biltmores M-Cup 12 13 5 18 14
1952–53 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 5 1 1 2 16
1952–53 New York Rangers NHL 55 6 3 9 20
1953–54 New York Rangers NHL 52 4 13 17 18
1954–55 New York Rangers NHL 70 16 15 31 20
1955–56 New York Rangers NHL 70 24 18 42 44 5 1 0 1 2
1956–57 New York Rangers NHL 69 19 23 42 38 5 0 2 2 4
1957–58 New York Rangers NHL 38 13 9 22 14 6 1 3 4 4
1958–59 New York Rangers NHL 70 17 33 50 11
1959–60 New York Rangers NHL 70 32 34 66 43
1960–61 New York Rangers NHL 56 20 25 45 17
1961–62 New York Rangers NHL 68 22 38 60 20 3 0 2 2 0
1962–63 New York Rangers NHL 49 13 25 38 18
1962–63 Boston Bruins NHL 19 6 9 15 4
1963–64 Boston Bruins NHL 70 23 16 39 37
1964–65 Boston Bruins NHL 31 14 9 23 12
1965–66 Boston Bruins NHL 50 7 22 29 10
1965–66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 19 6 9 15 8 12 5 5 10 4
1966–67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 23 22 45 18
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 17 38 55 42
1968–69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 14 20 34 18
1969–70 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 26 25 51 14 10 2 5 7 8
1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 21 17 38 18
1971–72 Minnesota North Stars NHL 71 20 27 47 14 7 3 0 3 0
1972–73 Minnesota North Stars NHL 73 26 16 42 22 6 1 0 1 16
1973–74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 24 2 3 5 4
1976–77 Traverse City Bays USHL 28 5 22 27 20
NHL totals 1378 391 469 860 484 54 13 17 30 38

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lance Hornby. "Maple Leafs need to clean up their act". National Post. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  2. ^ "Dean Sutherland Prentice". Corbettfuneralhome.ca. 1932-10-05. Retrieved 2019-11-04.

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