Pronger will join Florida as a senior advisor to the president of hockey operations, officially ending his NHL career. Pronger hasn't played since the 2011-12 season, but his huge contract was still on the books for the Coyotes. With that deal over, the blueliner can officially move on to being a team executive. Over the course of his career, the No. 2 overall pick from the 1993 NHL draft tallied 157 goals and 541 assists in 1,167 games and was also noted for the 1,590 PIM he racked up. Pronger won the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.
Chris Pronger was dealt to the Coyotes over the weekend along with defenseman Niklas Grossmann in exchange for forward Sam Gagner, a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 or a third-round pick in 2017, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Chris Pronger (concussion) has accepted a position to work in the NHL's Department of Player Safety, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Chris Pronger still suffers from concussion symptoms some two-and-a-half years after suffering his injury, reports TSN.ca. "I have them from time to time," Pronger said. "But I'm doing pretty well. For the most part, I'm pleased with the progress. Every once in a while you take a step backwards, but things have been progressing."
Chris Pronger (concussion) will begin the season on long-term injured reserve.
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