11. Chris Pronger

Before he arrived in Anaheim, Chris Pronger had what could be considered a Hall of Fame career.  The Defenseman already won a Hart Trophy and Norris Trophy, which is enough for one hell of a hockey career.  Playing for the St. Louis Blues for most of his career, Pronger was an Edmonton Oiler for one season but was unhappy and requested a trade.  The Oilers acquiesced and dealt him to Anaheim, where he earned the one thing that his career missed…a Stanley Cup.

 

Pronger played for Anaheim for three seasons, the first of which earned him a Second Team All-Star.  In that post-season, he was the defensive anchor and would win his team the Stanley Cup and for himself the Conn Smythe as the playoff MVP.  Pronger finished third in Norris voting that year and was eighth the season after.  

With Anaheim, Pronger scored 150 Points, and he entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the Edmonton Oilers for Joffrey Lupul, Ladislav Smid, Anaheim’s 2007 1st Round Pick (which was later traded to Phoenix and would be Nick Ross) and 2nd Round Pick (which was traded to the New York Islanders and would be Travis Hamonic) 7/3/06.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers with Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa, and Philadelphia’s 2009 and 2010 First Round Pick (which was traded to Columbus and would be John Moore and Emerson Etem respectively) 6/26/09.

  • Games Played: 220
  • Notable Statistics:

    36 Goals
    114 Assists 
    150 Points 
    285 PIM 
    0.68 PPG 
    +26 Plus/Minus 
    28.0 Point Shares 
    30 Points in 38 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (2007)
    Second Team All-Star (2007)
    All-Star (2008)

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