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About Metro Prystai
Think you know Metro Prystai? Behind the scenes stories of this NHL great including interactions with the Chicago mafia. Read the stories and hear the tales in the soon to be released ebook and audio book The Metro Prystai Story.
"Meatball (Metro) was one of the best guys going"
- Red Kelly
"(Metro) couldn't have been a nicer person on the ice or off the ice"
- Emile Francis
This extremely talented Yorkton Saskatchewan boy left his humble beginnings to play junior hockey with the Moose Jaw Canucks in 1943. He became a sports icon in the community where they named him "Marvelous Metro". In his final season with Moose Jaw he got 32 goals and 39 assists in 22 games. In 1947 he began his NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks. He had an incredible NHL career that included three NHL All-Star appearances and two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings including the famous 1952 Stanley Cup series.
Metro scored the game-winning goal in the 1952 Stanley Cup series between the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadians. He also got an assist on the second goal and finished things off with the third and final goal on the amazing ride which saw the Red Wings sweep the Montreal Canadians and the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs. Not only did they sweep both teams but goaltender Terry Sawchuk didn't allow a goal on home ice. Metro says that the 1952 Detroit Red Wings was probably the best team that ever played. It's hard to argue with him.
Thanks to the contributions from Metro and many of Metro's friends and team mates including Emile Francis, Red Kelly, Bert Olmstead, Ted Lindsay, Glenn Hall we have collected some wonderful stories about this NHL great and we would like to hear your stories too. If you have some stories that you would like to share please, please fill out this form to make your contribution.
What it was like for Metro to score the first and third goals and assist on the second goal in the final game of the 1952 Stanley Cup
Emile Francis - The Puck
Interview with the author Frank Block on GX94 radio