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Chris Pronger

Born:October 10, 1974Draft:1993 Whalers 2nd Overall
Hometown:Dryden, OntarioPosition:D
Known For:Hall of FameShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Christopher Robert Pronger (October 10, 1974) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenseman who was a senior advisor of hockey operations for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Originally selected second overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Pronger has played for Hartford, the St. Louis BluesEdmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers before the 2009–10 season. He was captain of the Blues, Ducks and Flyers. He has appeared in the Stanley Cup finals with three different teams (Edmonton, Anaheim and Philadelphia), winning the Cup with the Ducks in 2007. Pronger won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player for the 1999–2000 season, becoming the first defenseman to win the award since Bobby Orr in 1971–72. A mainstay on Team Canada, Pronger won Olympic gold medals at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics and is a member of the Triple Gold Club. In 2017, he was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history.

Chris Pronger St. Louis Blues
Chris Pronger, St. Louis Blues (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chris Pronger Statistics

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Achievements

  • OHL First All-Star Team — 1993
  • OHL Most Outstanding Defenseman — 1993
  • CHL Best Defenseman — 1993
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal — 1993
  • IIHF World Championships — 1997
  • Olympic Gold Medal — 2002, 2010
  • NHL All-Rookie Team — 1994
  • Selected to Six All-Star Games — 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy — 2000
  • Hart Memorial Trophy — 2000
  • NHL First Team All-Star — 2000
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1998, 2004, 2007
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 2007
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 2015
  • Introduced into IIHF All-Time Canada Team — 2020
  • No. 44 Jersey to be Retired by Blues in 2021-22 Season

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