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 worked at Emmanuel Christian School in Dollard des Ormeaux in the West Island of Montreal, Quebec. He is currently retired and living in Calgary with his wife where they attend Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel . Two of Jean's older brothers also played in the NHL: Marcel, and Claude.
By Dean Hanley
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