Podcast ep. 56 -- A Tribute to Dean Prentice and a Review of the Bruins and NYR Alumni Classic
22-year NHL veteran Dean Prentice passed away on November 3, 2019 at the age of 87.
Between 1952-53 and 1973-74, Dean Prentice played in 1,378 regular season National Hockey League games with the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars. Over that time, he scored 391 and assisted on 469 for 860 points.
Dean scored 20 or more goals with all five teams he played for and appeared in five NHL All Star games. He was a second team NHL All Star in 1959-60 after scoring a career-high 32 goals with the Rangers.
While with the North Stars, Dean was one of the first NHL players to publicly commit his life to Christianity and he and his wife, June, continued to be ambassadors for Christianity long after Dean’s playing career ended.
Special thanks to Lou Nanne, Hockey Ministries International and the Warrior for Life Fund for their contributions to this episode.
Host: Mark Willand
Pro Hockey Alumni
Boston Bruins Alumni
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