Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Metro Prystai 1927-2013

On October 8, 2013, former NHL player Metro Prystai passed away - OBIT - at the age of 85.

Prystai joined the Chicago Black Hawks in 1947-48. He won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings. The first coming in 1951-52, then in 1953-54 he captured his second championship.

The above photo of Prystai (C), Bert Olmstead (L), and Bep Guidolin (R) appeared in a Toronto newspaper. The Hawks were in town for a tilt against the Maple Leafs on January 8, 1950. It shows Prystai kissing a horseshoe for good luck.

Playing at centre, Prystai enjoyed his most productive NHL campaign that year ('49-'50). He scored 29 goals and added 22 assists for 51 points.

Born on November 7, 1927, Prystai died in his hometown of Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

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