Howe, Prentice ©2020

Look at all the attention Gordie Howe got — you can barely find him in this photo. Nobody seems to think Dean Prentice is worth worrying about, which is funny when you realize that Dean accumulated almost 900 points in more than 1400 games.

I met Dean once in Ayr, Ontario. I got him to sign his 1969 hockey card. I don’t remember a thing we talked about but I was impressed with how engaged he was in our exchange, looking me straight in the eyes the entire time we talked.


David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.

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