Metro Prystai played bantam and midget hockey in Yorkton, but it was with the Moose Jaw Canucks that he made a name for himself (1943/44-1946/47). The team was the Western Canadian Junior champions in 1945 and 1947.
In 1947, Prystai moved to the Chicago Blackhawks. Metro played on the “Meatball Line” or “Boilermakers Line” with Bert Olmstead and Bep Guidolin. Metro was traded 3 years later to the Detroit Red Wings (1950/51-1957/58). While playing for the Red Wings, the team won 6 league championships and 2 Stanley Cups.
Prystai played 674 games, scoring 151 goals and 179 assists. He was on the 1950, 1953 and 1954 National Hockey League First All-Star Teams.