|Assets:||Was an awesome one-on-one defender, had a great reach and could dish out punishing body checks. He was also an excellent power-play point man, due to a big shot and great hockey sense. Was born to lead. Could log huge amounts of ice time, when healthy.|
|Flaws:||A serious concussion ended his career prematurely, and he became injury-prone and aged over time. Had a tendency to take bad penalties and make questionable hits from time to time. Wasn't a natural when rushing up the ice with the puck due to his size.|
|Career Potential:||All-time great defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2006-07 (Anaheim)|
|NHL||James Norris Memorial Trophy||1999-00|
|NHL||Bud Light Plus/Minus Award||1999-00, 1997-98|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||1999-00|
|NHL||Second All-Star Team||2006-07, 2003-04, 1997-98|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2007-08, 2003-04, 2001-02, 2000-01 (Injured), 1999-00, 1998-99|
|Canadian Major Junior||Defenseman of the Year||1992-93|
|Canadian Major Junior||Plus/Minus Award||1992-93|
|Canadian Major Junior||First All-Star Team||1992-93|
|OHL||Max Kaminsky Trophy||1992-93|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||1992-93|
|Olympic||Olympic Gold Medal||2010 (Canada), 2002 (Canada)|
|4/09/2016||Missed all 82 regular season games (concussion).|
|6/27/2015||Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|4/11/2015||Missed all 82 regular season games (post concussion).|
|9/01/2014||Post concussion, injured reserve.|
|4/30/2014||Missed all 82 regular season and all 7 playoff games (post concussion).|
|9/30/2013||Post concussion, injured reserve.|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 48 regular season games (post concussion).|
|1/13/2013||Post concussion, injured reserve.|
|5/08/2012||Missed 63 regular season and 11 playoff games (concussion).|
|12/02/2011||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|11/28/2011||Knee surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/09/2011||Missed 6 games (right eye injury).|
|11/01/2011||Right eye injury, injured reserve.|
|10/26/2011||Right eye injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|5/06/2011||Missed the last 3 playoff games (undisclosed).|
|4/24/2011||Missed the last 16 games of the regular season and 5 playoff games (right hand injury).|
|3/10/2011||Right hand injury, day-to-day.|
|3/03/2011||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|2/26/2011||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|1/20/2011||Missed 13 games (right foot surgery).|
|12/18/2010||Right foot surgery, injured reserve.|
|10/11/2010||Missed 2 games (knee surgery).|
|10/07/2010||Knee surgery, day-to-day.|
|7/07/2009||Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a multi-year contract extension.|
|6/26/2009||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|4/06/2008||Missed 8 games (suspension).|
|3/15/2008||Suspended by the NHL for eight games.|
|3/05/2008||Missed 2 games (jaw injury).|
|2/27/2008||Jaw injury, day-to-day.|
|9/21/2007||Separated shoulder, day-to-day.|
|6/03/2007||Suspended by the NHL for one game.|
|5/16/2007||Suspended by the NHL for one game.|
|3/23/2007||Missed 7 games (toe injury).|
|3/07/2007||Toe injury, late March.|
|1/28/2007||Missed 9 games (broken left foot).|
|1/01/2007||Broken left foot, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/03/2006||Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.|
|11/29/2005||Missed 1 game (bruised left knee).|
|11/25/2005||Bruised left knee, day-to-day.|
|8/03/2005||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|8/03/2005||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a five-year contract.|
|7/27/2005||St. Louis Blues tendered a qualifying offer.|
|7/30/2004||Re-signed by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year contract.|
|3/16/2004||Suspended by the NHL for one game.|
|3/29/2003||Missed 77 games (knee and wrist surgery).|
|3/25/2003||Knee and wrist surgery, day-to-day.|
|10/19/2002||Knee and wrist surgery, expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.|
|9/10/2002||Knee and wrist surgery, early January.|
|5/11/2002||Missed the last game of Round Two against Detroit (torn right ACL).|
|5/09/2002||Torn right ACL, remainder of the playoffs.|
|4/04/2002||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|11/15/2001||Missed 1 game (sore left wrist).|
|11/13/2001||Sore left wrist, day-to-day.|
|4/01/2001||Missed 15 games (broken left forearm).|
|2/26/2001||Broken left forearm, early April.|
|2/24/2001||Missed 15 games (left knee surgery).|
|1/21/2001||Left knee surgery, late February.|
|10/13/2000||Suspended by the NHL for 1 game.|
|6/27/2015||Arizona Coyotes traded Sam Gagner and a conditional draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Nicklas Grossman and Chris Pronger.|
|6/26/2009||Anaheim Ducks traded Chris Pronger and Ryan Dingle to the Philadelphia Flyers for Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa, a 1st round selection in 2009, a 1st round selection in 2010 and a conditional round selection in 2010 or 2011.|
|7/03/2006||Edmonton Oilers traded Chris Pronger to the Anaheim Ducks for Joffrey Lupul, Ladislav Smid, a 1st round selection in 2007, a conditional 1st round selection and a 2nd round selection in 2008.|
|8/03/2005||St. Louis Blues traded Chris Pronger to the Edmonton Oilers for Eric Brewer, Jeff Woywitka and Doug Lynch.|
|7/27/1995||St. Louis Blues traded Brendan Shanahan to the Hartford Whalers from Chris Pronger.|
|6/26/1993||Drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 1993.|
Pronger has lingering concussion effects | 03/05/2014 9:55 AM
NewsEven now, Chris Pronger still has lingering effects from his concussion.
ImpactThe good news is that he is getting better. "I still can be symptomatic if I overdo it, but I've been pretty steady with the eye therapy and making some pretty good progress," Pronger said. "There are still two or three issues with the eye that I'm having trouble with. I think that's the root of a lot of the issues is the eye, and that's creating a lot of the head stuff. But other than that, I've been pretty good." Pronger will not be returning to the NHL as a player.
Flyers GM: Chris Pronger won't ever be back | 10/15/2013 4:11 PM
NewsPhiladelphia GM Paul Holmgren confirmed that Chris Pronger will never play hockey again during an interview with Ken Campbell of The Hockey News.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
Impact"I'll say it, Chris is never going to play again," said Holmgren. "I have no problems saying it." It's been widely believed for a while that Pronger's playing days were over, the Flyers had never made a definitive statement regarding the future of their former captain. Pronger has not played since Nov. 19, 2011. It will be interesting to see if Philadelphia incurs any salary cap issues now that they've admitted that Pronger won't be back. Since he hasn't retired and he gets placed on a long-term injured reserve it allows the Flyers to have flexibility under the salary cap.
Chris Pronger talks struggles during recovery | 03/08/2013 10:47 AM
NewsChris Pronger spoke about the struggles, which included depression, he's dealt with during his recover from an inadvertent stick to his right eye.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactPronger hasn't played in 16 months, as the incident left him with vision loss and severe concussion symptoms. "You get headaches, you're not wanting to do anything, you sit around, you can't work out, you get depressed," said. "You try to work out and you get nauseous, a headache, you want to lay down. It's an awkward feeling, and it's something that when you haven't experienced it before you really don't understand what it is that these guys are talking about. I guess the biggest part is the depression and how you feel about yourself and how you feel about the injury. How dark you go down." Doctors are unsure if he'll ever regain his peripheral vision and he is still dealing with headaches -- even after a news conference -- when he has any physical activity.
Chris Pronger (concussion) won't retire yet | 03/07/2013 1:14 PM
NewsChris Pronger hasn't given up on the possibility of playing hockey again.
ImpactThat being said, Pronger is 38 years old, hasn't played since Nov. 19, 2011, and is still dealing with concussion-related symptoms. He has had difficulty doing activities that raise his heart rate. In addition he's continually getting strong prescription of glasses and is dealing with diminished peripheral vision. So a comeback doesn't seem likely, but Pronger isn't ready to retire yet. It's worth noting that Pronger comes with an annual cap hit of $4,935,714 and because he signed it over the age of 35, he'll stay on the Flyers' books if he retires. However, if he doesn't retire, the Flyers can get around his cap hit by keeping him on the long-term injured reserve list.
Chris Pronger talks for the first time | 03/06/2013 5:02 PM
NewsChris Pronger spoke with Sportsnet's Dan Murphy in an interview recently that will air in a two-part series beginning Wednesday night in Canada.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactPronger was struck in the eye on Oct. 24, 2011 by an errant stick, which resulted in an ocular concussion and he hasn't played since Nov. 19, 2011. "What happened was, I had 30-year-old eyes. I got hit and the doctor told me I had 60-year-old eyes," Pronger said. "I don't have very good peripheral vision." Pronger also touched on his current state and the subject of retirement when he said: "It's gotten a little better. I can leave the house and go do stuff. If I do too much, I may get a headache. Occasionally, if I start to feel a bit better and I do a bit more, I get nauseous. Everyone wants to go out like a John Elway, where he wins two Super Bowls and retires on his own terms. Very, very few people get a chance to do that."
Chris Pronger to attend training camp | 01/06/2013 3:49 PM
NewsChris Pronger will not be on the ice but will still attend the Philadelphia Flyers' condensed training camp this week.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactThe 38-year-old suffered an ocular concussion and hasn't played since Nov. 19, 2011. It has been widely believed for quite some time that his playing days are over because of post-concussion syndrome.
Daly: Buyouts won't apply to LTIR players | 01/06/2013 3:26 PM
NewsAs some expected, players on the long-term injured reserve won't be eligible for the special CBA buyouts, according to CSNPhilly.com's Tim Panaccio.
ImpactThat applies to significant cap cloggers such as Chris Pronger and Marc Savard. It's not especially surprising, yet teams in those binds probably would've liked an easier way out amid changing times.
Flyers could be hurt with CBA contract limits | 01/04/2013 12:03 PM
NewsThe Flyers could be in rough shape if the new CBA imposes contract-variance limits.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactThis seems like an inevitability in order to prevent teams from circumventing the cap. Over the last seven years, the Flyers, the biggest culprit, have given out 22 major deals, with only seven conforming to a 20 percent variance. In fact, the average on the 15 contracts is 30.2 percent. The Flyers' worst contract was that given to Chris Pronger: a seven-year, $34.45 million pact signed when he was 35. It began with a $7.6 million salary and would end with $525,000 over its last two years.
|Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2004-05||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Phi)|
|Goals||14||2 times-last: 2003-04 (StL)|
|Penalty Minutes||180||1997-98 (StL)|
|Power Play Goals||10||2005-06 (Edm)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2001-02 (StL)|
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