Chris Pronger
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 6"
BIRTHDATE: 10/10/1974
AGE: 41
DRAFTED: HFD: 1993-2 overall
Hart Memorial Trophy (1)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (1)
2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
Last game: Scoreless with a plus-one rating, a game-high four blocked shots and 26:36 TOI in Game 6 of the CSF, May 12 vs. DET

- Had a five-game point streak (1-6=7), Apr. 27-May 7, which is tied for the longest by a defenseman in the postseason
- Ranks tied for third in scoring and tied for fourth in assists among NHL defensemen...leads the NHL in avg. playoff TOI (27:06)br>- Earned his 100th career postseason point in a team-leading 26:55 TOI in Game 3 of the CSF, May 5 vs. DET
- Scored a power play goal on five shots in a game-high 46:21 TOI in Game 2 of the CSF, May 3 @ DET
- In CQF, collected points in three of six games (1-3=4) while earning a plus-six rating, which was tied for the NHL lead at the time
- Scored his first goal of the postseason in Game 3 of the CQF, Apr. 21 vs. SJ

Playoff Experience:
- Is competing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 13th time...ranks fourth in playoff experience among NHL defensemen (143 games played) competing in the 2009 postseason
- Won his first Stanley Cup championship with Anaheim in 2007
- Marked his 11th appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and second trip to a Stanley Cup Final (each in last two seasons, EDM 2006 & ANA 2007)br>- In 2007 playoffs, finished tied for second on the Ducks in postseason scoring (3-12=15) and also tied for second in club history for most points in a single playoff season...finished second in scoring among NHL defensemen
- Set club records for goals, assists and points by a defenseman in a postseason
- In 2006, led the Edmonton Oilers to the Stanley Cup Final...scored 5-16=21 points in the playoffs, the most points scored by an NHL defenseman in the postseason since Brian Leetch had 34 points for the 1994 NY Rangers
- From 1996-2004 with St. Louis, played in nine Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording 10-41=51 with 210 PIM in 85 games.

2008-09 Regular Season:
- Appeared in his 16th NHL season, his third with Anaheim
- Appeared in all 82 games for the first time in his NHL career
- Finished the regular season ranked third on the Ducks' all-time points list (150), fourth on the goals list (36) and third on the assists list (114) for defensemen
- Ranked second in the NHL in total TOI (2,183:20) and avg. TOI (26:57)br>- Collected his 600th career point as part of a two-assist night, Mar. 18 vs. NSH
- Appeared in his 1,000th career game, earning an assist, Feb. 20 @ DET
- Had a season-high six-game point streak (3-5=8) from Oct. 29-Nov. 7, falling one game shy of his career high

2007-08: Appeared in his 15th NHL season…ranks fifth among all-time Anaheim defensemen in points (101) and assists (77)…finished the regular season ranked sixth in the NHL in avg. TOI (26:05)…played 30+ minutes on eight occasions during the season…had 11-25=36 points in the last 57 contests…missed eight games due to suspension, Mar. 15-Apr. 5…missed two games with a jaw fracture, Feb. 29-Mar. 3 (suffered injury Feb. 24 vs. CHI)…was named to his sixth All-Star Game and his first as a Duck on Jan. 10...his previous five appearances were all with St. Louis (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004)...scored a goal and collected an assist, Feb. 17 vs. CGY (the goal was his 100th point as a Duck) his 900th career NHL game, scored the GWG in OT for a 4-3 Ducks victory, Dec. 10 @ CBJ...recorded his 400th career assist, Oct. 15 vs. DET.…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all six CQF games against DAL, scoring 2-3=5 points…finished tied with Ryan Getzlaf for the team lead in postseason scoring…both goals were scored on the power play in Game 3 of the CQF, a 4-2 victory on Apr. 15 @ DAL.

CAREER: Is under contract through the 2009-10 season (signed a five-year deal in the summer of 2005 with EDM)…was acquired by EDM from STL in exchange for Eric Brewer, Doug Lynch and Jeff Woywitka, Aug. 2, 2005…Pronger’s teams have made the playoffs 12 straight seasons (nine w/STL, one w/EDM and two w/ANA)…has represented Team Canada on several occasions, including three Olympic Games (1998, 2002 & 2006)…was alternate captain for the 2002 gold medal-winners at Salt Lake…also played for Canada at the World Cup in 1996 and 2004…also represented Canada at the 1992 World Jr. Championships…2006-07: Appeared in his 14th NHL season, his first with Anaheim…had points in 36 of his last 56 games (12-40=52 points)… T-6th in the NHL in points and sixth in assists among defensemen...fourth overall in TOI…first in the NHL in points per game among defensemen (.89)…led team in plus/minus…was two points shy of career-high for assists in a season (48, 1999-00 with STL)…was a plus-or-even player in 58-of-66 games (+27 total)…had 16 multiple-point games, including three, 3-point games…broke club record for highest plus/minus by a defenseman in a season (Salei in 2005-06, Olausson in 1998-99 and Dollas in 1996-97, all with +17)…the Ducks had a record of 42-13-11 with him in the lineup…recorded his 500th NHL point on Feb. 15 @ PHX…missed seven games with a broken toe, Mar. 7-22…missed nine games with a broken foot, Jan. 2-19…set a then-club record for TOI with 33:01 on Nov. 1 vs. NYR…collected a season-high three assists on Oct. 27 @ MIN…PLAYOFFS: Finished T-2nd on team in postseason scoring…is T-2nd in club history for most points in a single playoff season…finished fourth in the NHL in avg. TOI…finished second in scoring among defensemen...T-7th overall in scoring and T-4th in overall assists…finished T-3rd in PPA…finished playoffs T-1st in NHL and T-1st on team in plus/minus (+10)…set club records for goals, assists and points by defenseman in a postseason…had a five-game point streak (2-5=7), Apr. 13-25, the longest by a Duck in the postseason…earned 1-4=5 points with a +4 rating in five games vs. VAN in the CSF…played over 30 minutes 10 times in the playoffs…collected 1-1=2 points with three shots and a +2 rating in the Ducks' OT victory in Game Four of the CSF on May 1 @ VAN…played 39:40 with a postseason-high six shots in the Ducks' double overtime, series-clinching victory in Game Five of the CSF on May 3 vs. VAN…collected 2-4=6 points in five games in the CQF vs. MIN…missed two games (May 17 vs. DET and June 4 @ OTT) due to suspension. 2005-06: Led the Edmonton Oilers to the 2006 Stanley Cup Final…scored 5-16=21 points in the playoffs, the most points scored by an NHL defenseman in the postseason since Brian Leetch had 34 points for the 1994 NY Rangers…his playoff point total also led the Oilers and ranked third overall in the NHL… ranked first in the NHL in playoff TOI with 30:57 minutes per game…played over 40 minutes twice in the playoffs…tallied 1-1=2 points in Game One of the SCF @ Carolina, including the first penalty shot goal in SCF history (there had been eight previous penalty shots taken in Final history, none resulting in goals)…against Anaheim in the WCF, scored 2-3=5 points in five games…vs. Detroit in the CQF, had 2-5=7 points with a +4 in six games, including a team record-tying three assists in one period (second) on Apr. 29 in Game Five…played a game-high 47:17 Apr. 25 vs. DET in Game Three of the CQF…in the regular season, led Oilers defensemen in points with 12-44=56…was fourth in the NHL in TOI (27:59/g)…ranked fourth in defensemen power play scoring and 15th overall with 10-32=42 points…led the Oilers in TOI in 76 of 82 games, including a season-high 33:06 Jan. 19 @ SJ…played 30+ minutes 19 times…recorded 12 multiple-point games, including a pair of two-goal games (last Mar. 5 vs. NSH)…scored a goal @ PHX with .3 seconds remaining in the third period to force OT (Oilers won 2-1 in OT)…tied his career high for points (fourth time) and assists (second time) with 0-4=4 on Dec. 31 @ CGY…2004-05:  Did not play…2003-04: led Blues defensemen and tied for second in the NHL with 54 points…ranked second in the NHL in TOI (27:27)…named to the All-Star Game for the fifth time…finished third in Norris Trophy voting behind S. Niedermayer and Z. Chara…tied his career-high with 14 goals…played his 700th career NHL game on Feb. 16 vs. PHX…tallied his 300th NHL assist on Mar. 9 vs. NYI and 400th NHL point Apr. 3 @ NSH…moved into third place on the Blues all-time playoff games played list (83) in Game 3 of the CQF vs. SJ…2002-03: Missed the majority of the season (77 games) after off-season writer and knee surgery…played in his first game on Mar. 29 vs. DET, scoring a goal…recorded his 50th career playoff point in Game Four of the CQF on Apr. 16 vs. VAN…2001-02: scored 7-40=47 points, tying for eighth among NHL defensemen…led the team and ranked 16th in the NHL with a +23 rating…played his 600th career NHL game on Jan. 8 @ SJ…appeared in his 500th  game as a Blue on Mar. 14 @ LA…selected to the All-Star Game for the fourth time, third as a starter…2000-01: Played in an NHL career-high 15 playoff games as the Blues advanced to the WCF…did not play in the 2001 All-Star game due to injury…was sixth on the Blues in scoring (47) and third in plus/minus (+21) despite missing 31 games due to injury…averaged nearly one point per-game (0.9) with 47 points in 51 games…1999-2000: Won both the Hart (MVP) and Norris Trophy (top defenseman), marking the first time the same player has won both since Bobby Orr in 1972…led the Blues and all NHL defensemen with 48 assists (second among NHL defensemen with 62 points)…also led the NHL with a +52 rating…played his 500th NHL game on Mar. 20 vs. WSH…recorded his 200th NHL point on Dec. 10 @ CHI…1998-99: Recorded 12 multi-point games with STL, including three, 3-point games…played his 300th game with the Blues on Apr. 7 @ WSH…played in his 400th NHL game on Jan. 21 vs. TOR…1997-98: Named the 16th and youngest captain in Blues history on Sept. 27…led the NHL with a +47 rating…a finalist for the Norris Trophy…had his 100th career NHL assist on Apr. 4 vs. COL…had 10 points (1-9=10) in 10 playoff games…1996-97: Led STL with a +15 rating…helped the Blues to the playoffs for the second straight year, a streak that would reach 10 seasons before he was traded to EDM…had seven multi-point games…1995-96: Played in his first season in STL…acquired by the Blues from Hartford in exchange for Brendan Shanahan on July 27, 1995…ranked second among Blues defensemen with 25 points (5-18=23)…added six points in the postseason (1-5=6)…1994-95: Completed his second season with Hartford in the lockout-shortened season…had 14 points in 43 regular season games…1993-94: Appeared in his rookie season with Hartford…named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and won the club’s Most Valuable Defenseman Award…led all Whalers defensemen with 30 points (5-25-30)…played in his first NHL game on Oct. 6, 1993 @ MTL…recorded his first NHL point Oct. 9, 1993 vs. PHI…scored his first NHL goal Nov. 6, 1993 @ NYI... Miscellaneous: Was named to the OHL’s First All-Star Team and Canadian Major Junior’s First All-Star Team in 1993...also named Canadian Major Junior’s Defenseman of the Year in 1993.

PERSONAL: Chris and his wife Lauren celebrated the birth of daughter Lilah Marie on July 23, 2008…the couple also has two sons, Jack (6) and George (4)…the family lives in Irvine…has done extensive work with Orange County charities and sat on the board of St. Louis Children’s Hospital…also active with Children’s Miracle Network…enjoys vacationing in Cabo San Lucas with his family…his brother Sean was a member of the Ducks from 1996-98 and also resides in Southern California with his family.