June 15, 1930 |
Lac-à-la-Tortue, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Hall of Fame, 1978|
Joseph Rene Marcel Pronovost (born June 15, 1930 in Lac-à-la-Tortue, Quebec) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. He played for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League.
Marcel was one of the best defensive defenceman of his era. He was an important member of the 1950s Red Wings winning four Stanley Cups in 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, as well as 5th cup 1967 Maple Leaf team. Marcel was known for having a a Very Good Hip Check, and consequently, On December 4, 1966, Toronto Maple Leafs' defenceman Marcel checked Bobby Orr into the boards, injuring Orr's knees for the VERY first time in the NHL.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978. Later served as Scout with New Jersey. In 2003 he set a record for years between first Stanely Cup 1950 and last Stanley Cup 2003 of 53 years.
 Awards and achievements
- First All-Star Team Defence (1960, 1961)
- Second All-Star Team Defence (1958, 1959)
- Stanley Cup Champions as a player (1950-52-54-55 with Detroit)
- Stanley Cup Champions as a player (1967 with Toronto)
- Stanley Cup Champion as a Scout (1995-2000-03)
- Marcel Pronovost's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Marcel Pronovost's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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