Dean Prentice, got his hockey start in the Porcupine where he excelled with the South Porcupine Teepees of the local juvenile league. The Teepees were affiliated with the Guelph Biltmores of the Ontario Hockey Association and that’s where he ended up for the next stage of his hockey career. Like many local players of the era, he returned in the summers to work in the mines and
prepare for the next season.
The Biltmores won the Memorial Cup in 1952, then Prentice moved on to the NHL. What followed was a 22 season NHL career, between 1952 and 1974. Over his career, he played for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars.
He played in 1378 career NHL games, scoring 391 goals and 469 assists for 860 points. Prenticehas been characterized as one of the most underrated forwards of his era.
Karen Prentice Oxby representing Dean Prentice.