Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sean Pronger
Sean Pronger, older brother of St. Louis Blues' superstar defenceman Chris Pronger, opted for an academic route when he elected to pursue a career in hockey via Bowling Green University in 1990.

At the end of his first season with Bowling Green, Pronger was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL Entry Draft. He continued on at school, however, until completion of his program and then turned pro.

Over the course of his first seven pro seasons he has made stops in Knoxville, Greenboro, San Diego, Anaheim, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Manitoba, Providence, and Boston.

Between minor-league stints, he has picked up annual opportunities with NHL clubs, including the Mighty Ducks, Penguins, Kings, Rangers, Bruins and presently, the Blue Jackets. His most sustained NHL stay came while with the Ducks and Pens in 1997-98. During that season, he played his only complete big-league season, scoring 21 points in 67 games.

Upon his arrival in Columbus in 2001-02, Pronger became one of the team's more durable players, and suited up for a career high 78 games during the 2002-03 season before being dealt to the Vancouver Canucks in the early stages of the 2003-04 season. Upon his arrival with the Canucks, Pronger went on to spend most of his time with the team's AHL affiliate in Manitoba.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Kenora Boise NOHA 33 38 30 68
1989-90 Thunder Bay Flyers USHL 48 18 34 52 61
1990-91 Bowling Green University CCHA 40 3 7 10 30
1991-92 Bowling Green University CCHA 34 9 7 16 28
1992-93 Bowling Green University CCHA 39 23 23 46 35
1993-94 Bowling Green University CCHA 38 17 17 34 38
1994-95 Knoxville Cherokees ECHL 34 18 23 41 55
1994-95 Greensboro Monarchs ECHL 2 0 2 2 0
1994-95 San Diego Gulls IHL 8 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 7 0 1 1 6 0
1995-96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 72 16 17 33 61 12 3 7 10 16
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 39 7 7 14 20 +6 9 0 2 2 4
1996-97 Baltimore Bandits AHL 41 26 17 43 17
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 62 5 15 20 30 -9
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 1 0 1 2 -1 5 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Houston Aeros IHL 16 11 7 18 32 +2
1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 14 0 3 3 4 -3
1998-99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 13 0 1 1 4 +2
1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 11 0 1 1 13 -4
1999-00 Providence Bruins AHL 51 11 18 29 26 -1
1999-00 Manitoba Moose IHL 14 3 5 8 21 -3 2 0 1 1 2
2000-01 Manitoba Moose IHL 82 18 21 39 85 +7 13 3 6 9 2
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 26 3 1 4 4 -4
2001-02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 54 23 26 49 53 +8 8 4 1 5 10
2002-03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78 7 6 13 72 -26
2003-04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 7 2 0 2 7 -1
2003-04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 0 1 1 4 -1
2003-04 Manitoba Moose AHL 68 17 15 32 68 0
2004-05 Frankfurt Lions Germany 51 6 10 16 78 4 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 260 23 36 59 159 14 0 2 2 8


Brother of Chris Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, February 14, 1995. Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim for the rights to Patrick Lalime, March 24, 1998. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh with Chris Tamer and Petr Nedved for Alex Kovalev and Harry York, November 25, 1998. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers for Eric Lacroix, February 12, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 25, 1999. Traded to Manitoba (IHL) by Providence (AHL) with Keith McCambridge for Terry Hollinger, March 16, 2000 with Boston retaining Pronger's NHL rights. Traded to NY Islanders by Boston for future considerations, December 5, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Columbus from NY Islanders, May 18, 2001. Traded to Vancouver by Columbus for Zenith Komarniski, October 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Frankfurt (Germany), June 2, 2004.