Former Flyers captain Chris Pronger selected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Philadelphia Flyers' Chris Pronger during an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Thursday, March 3, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Former Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger has been selected to the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame induction class.

Pronger is one of seven individuals who will be officially enshrined at the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Toronto on Monday, November 9.

"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.

Pronger joined the Flyers in June 2009 and helped the team reach the Stanley Cup Final in the 2009-10 season.

He served as captain from September 16, 2011 to January 15, 2013.

Pronger was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks.



Pronger becomes the 11th person to be inducted into the Player category after spending a portion of his career playing for the Flyers.

He also becomes the fourth former Flyers captain to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, joining Peter Forsberg, Bob Clarke and Bill Barber.

While not officially retired, Pronger is no longer active because of concussion issues that ended his career.

Last week, Arizona Coyotes acquired veteran defenseman Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of Pronger from the Flyers in exchange for Sam Gagner and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2016 or a third-round pick in 2017.

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