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April 29, 2012

Marcel Pronovost: A Life In Hockey

Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Marcel Pronovost is releasing his autobiography (written with Bob Duff) in 2012. Marcel Pronovost: A Life in Hockey is scheduled to be released in November.

Buy The Book: Amazon.ca - Chapters - Amazon.com

Marcel Pronovost was a fantastic defenseman in the 1950s and 1960s. A hard hitting, physical defender, he paid dearly with many trips to the hospital. But he was steady defensively and at times spectacular with his rushes out of his own zone. I compare him favourably to a young Ed Jovanovski.

Here's more from the publisher, Biblioasis:

Hockey Hall-of-Famer and 8-time Stanley Cup Champion Marcel Pronovost has spent more than a half-century in the National Hockey League, and in his career has worked or played with with a who's-who of game greats: Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Jack Adams, Punch Imlach, Terry Sawchuk, Johnny Bower, and more. He has served the game as a player, coach, and talent scout.

Between his time with the Detroit Red Wings in the 1950s, the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1960s, and his days as a scout with the New Jersey Devils, Marcel Pronovost has earned eight Stanley Cup rings and enjoyed one of the longest NHL careers of all time. Encounters with game greats and a thirty-two-page photo spread punctuate this compelling life story.

By the way, over at HockeyBookReviews.com I've begun looking at the 2012 class of hockey books. Promising titles include Paul Henderson: The Goal Of My Life, Breakaway: The Untold Stories Hockey's Great Escapes, The Great One: The Complete Wayne Gretzky Sports Illustrated Collection, Team Canada 1972, Barry Melrose: Dropping The Gloves and Journeyman by Sean Pronger

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