As a member of the Petes, Chris Pronger was named the CHL's best defenseman in 1993 before being selected second overall in the 1993 Draft. Since then, he has won two Olympic gold medals, the Stanley Cup and the Hart Trophy.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter