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Flyers trade contract of Chris Pronger; legendary defenceman hasn't played since 2011

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Chris Pronger has been traded despite not suiting up for a game over the past three NHL seasons.

The Philadelphia Flyers traded Pronger's contract, along with defenceman Nicklas Grossmann, to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Sam Gagner and a conditional fourth round draft choice in 2016 or a third round draft choice in 2017.

Pronger was one of the NHL's most fearsome defenceman during his 18-year career, racking up 157 goals, 541 assists and 1,590 penalty minutes over 1,167 NHL games with Hartford, St. Louis, Edmonton, Anaheim and Philadelphia.

He won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player and the Norris Trophy as top defenceman while with St. Louis in 1999-2000.

He later joined with star defenceman Scott Niedermayer to form the defensive backbone of Anaheim's Stanley Cup winning team in 2006-07.

Pronger hasn't played since 2011 after suffering concussion symptoms stemming from a stick to the eye, but he has yet to file his retirement papers.

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