PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was announced on Monday that former Flyers captain Chris Pronger would be a member of the 2015 induction class for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Pronger and six other individuals will be enshrined on November 9 in Toronto.
“We would like to congratulate Chris on his very deserving election into the Hockey Hall of Fame,” said Flyers president Paul Holmgren in a statement on Monday. “Prior to his career being cut short by injury, he was one of the greatest defensemen of all time. Chris played the game with a skill and tenacity that was second to none. We are extremely proud of Chris and his accomplishments and wish him and his wife Lauren, along with their wonderful children, Jack, George and Lila, all the best. Well done!”
Pronger joined the Flyers in 2009 and served as the team’s captain from 2011 until January 2013.
The former Flyers captain played 145 games for the Flyers in his three seasons with the team. He recorded 15 goals and 77 assists during that time and helped the team reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2010.
In 18 seasons, in addition to the Flyers, Pronger played for Hartford, St. Louis, Edmonton and Anaheim. In his career, Pronger is a Stanley Cup champion, a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a 5-time NHL All-Star and a winner of both the Hart Trophy and the Norris Trophy.
Pronger joins a list of former Flyers captains to be inducted into the Hall of Fame including Peter Forsberg, Bob Clarke and Bill Barber.