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ANDRÉ PRONOVOST (1956-1961)

André
Pronovost

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 188lbs
Height 5'10"
Date of birth July 9th, 1936
Place of birth Shawinigan Falls, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 5
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 290 48 61 109 0 226
1956-1957 64 10 11 21 0 58
1957-1958 66 16 12 28 0 55
1958-1959 70 9 14 23 0 48
1959-1960 69 12 19 31 0 61
1960-1961 21 1 5 6 0 4
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 37 6 3 9 0 26
1956-1957 8 1 0 1 0 4
1957-1958 10 2 0 2 0 16
1958-1959 11 2 1 3 0 6
1959-1960 8 1 2 3 0 0
Like countless junior scoring sensations before him, André Pronovost radically altered his game to earn a spot in the NHL, becoming a defensive specialist for the Canadiens. The former Shawinigan forward saw action during 10 NHL seasons, kicking off the first five with the Habs.

Joining the defending Stanley Cup champions in 1956-57 the 5-foot-9, 185-pound left winger was put on a line with Phil Goyette and Claude Provost. The team’s third line was assigned the task of holding the top trios from the other NHL clubs at bay.

Effectively stifling superstars on opposing teams, Pronovost played a key role in the Habs’ success, seeing his name engraved on the Stanley Cup four springs in a row from 1957 through 1960.

A strong skater, the solid forward knew how to make efficient use of his compact frame, adding strength and a heavy hip check to tools he consistently brought to the rink every night.
 
While he concentrated on his defensive responsibilities, Pronovost still managed to let his offensive upside shine through. The former scoring star lit the lamp 16 times in 1957-58 and hit a career high with 31 points in 1959-60, his last full season with the Canadiens.

Dealt to Boston early in 1960-61 with Jean-Guy Gendron coming to Montreal in return, Pronovost divided the next five seasons between the Bruins and Red Wings and spent most of three seasons in the minors before making his final NHL appearance in a Minnesota North Stars sweater in 1967-68.
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Traded to Boston by Montreal for Jean-Guy Gendron, November 27, 1960.