Jean Pronovost

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Jean Pronovost
Born (1945-12-18) December 18, 1945 (age 69)
Shawinigan Falls, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlanta Flames
Washington Capitals
AHL
Hershey Bears
CHL
Oklahoma City Blazers
National team  Canada
Playing career 1966–1982

Jean Joseph Denis Pronovost (born December 18, 1945) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Flames and Washington Capitals.

He was acquired by Pittsburgh along with John Arbour from the Boston Bruins on May 21, 1968 for the Penguins 1969 1st round draft pick (4th overall Frank Spring) and cash.

Pronovost was a consistent scorer who scored 40 goals four times. He was also the first member of the Pittsburgh Penguins to score 100 points in a season and 50 goals in a season. Pronovost played his junior career with the Niagara Falls Flyers.

He was traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh for Gregg Sheppard on September 6, 1978 and was sold to Washington by Calgary on July 1, 1980.

Pronovost coached Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL 1994 to 1996; the Quebec Rafales of the IHL 1996-97 and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) 2000-01.

He is also a noted born-again Christian and he is currently working at Emmanuel Christian School in Dollard des Ormeaux in the West Island of Montreal, Quebec. Two of Jean's older brothers also played in the NHL: Marcel, and Claude.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1964–65 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA 54 30 40 70 0
1965–66 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA 48 18 34 52 47
1966–67 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 68 21 24 45 81 11 5 2 7 12
1967–68 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 49 25 25 50 41 7 3 4 7 6
1968–69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 76 16 25 41 41
1969–70 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 72 20 21 41 45 10 3 4 7 2
1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 21 24 45 35
1971–72 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 68 30 23 53 12 4 1 1 2 0
1972–73 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 21 22 43 16
1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 40 32 72 22
1974–75 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 43 32 75 37 9 3 3 6 6
1975–76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 52 52 104 24 3 0 0 0 2
1976–77 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 33 31 64 24 3 2 1 3 2
1977–78 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 40 25 65 50
1978–79 Atlanta Flames NHL 75 28 39 67 30 2 2 0 2 0
1979–80 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 24 19 43 12 4 0 0 0 2
1980–81 Washington Capitals NHL 80 22 36 58 61
1981–82 Hershey Bears AHL 64 35 31 66 18 5 1 1 2 0
1981–82 Washington Capitals NHL 10 1 2 3 4
NHL totals 998 391 383 774 413 35 11 9 20 14
Preceded by
Ron Schock
Pittsburgh Penguins captain
1977–78
Succeeded by
Orest Kindrachuk
Preceded by
Tom Lysiak
Atlanta Flames captain
1979–80
Succeeded by
Calgary Flames captains
Brad Marsh

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