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Red Wings Hall of Famer Pronovost dies at 84

The Detroit News
Marcel Pronovost in 1955

Hall of Fame defenseman Marcel Pronovost, who played for the Red Wings from 1950-65, died Sunday in Windsor at the age of 84.

Pronovost ended his NHL career with the Maple Leafs, and in 21 seasons he had 88 goals and 257 assists in 1,206 games. He also played in 134 playoff games, with eight goals and 23 assists.

Pronovost, who was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978, won Stanley Cups with the Red Wings in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955.

After being traded to the Maple Leafs in 1965, he won a Stanley Cup with Toronto in 1967.

Pronovost, who is granduncle to top Red Wings top prospect Anthony Mantha, was born in Quebec in 1930, the third of 12 children.