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.