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Pronger joins NHL Department of Player Safety @NHLdotcom

NEW YORK -- Five-time NHL All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and Stanley Cup champion Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety, NHL Senior Vice President Player Safety Stephane Quintal announced today.

The second overall selection in the 1993 NHL Draft, Pronger ranked among the League's most decorated stars over his 18-season playing career with the Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team with the Whalers in 1994, won the Hart Trophy (League MVP) and Norris Trophy (best defenseman) with the Blues in 2000, captured the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007 and led the Oilers and Flyers to the Stanley Cup Final in 2006 and 2010, respectively.

Pronger appeared in five NHL All-Star Games, served as captain for three clubs (Blues, Ducks and Flyers) and recorded 698 points (157 goals, 541 assists) in 1,167 regular-season games from 1993-94 through 2011-12. Internationally, the Dryden, Ont., native skated for Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championships (1993), World Championships (1997) and in four consecutive Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010), winning gold in 2002 and 2010.

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