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Dmytro "Metro" Prystai (Ukrainian: Дмитро Пристай, November 7, 1927 – October 8, 2013) was a Canadian ice hockey forward.

Metro Prystai
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Born (1927-11-07)November 7, 1927
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died October 8, 2013(2013-10-08) (aged 85)
Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1947–1958

Prystai began his National Hockey League career with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1947. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings. He left the NHL following the 1958 season, playing part of one season in the minors before retiring. He won two Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1952, 1954, and made three All-Star Game appearances in his 12-year NHL career.

After his hockey career Prystai operated an insurance company in Wynyard, Sask. Prystai was a widower with both spouses Evelyne and Mavis predeceasing him.[1]

He died on October 8, 2013 in a nursing home in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. He was 85.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Prystai's parents Harold and Annie Prystai were from Ternopil, Ukraine.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-10-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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