Goldie Prodgers made his professional debut while skating for the Waterloo Professionals of the OPHL. Although a defenseman by trade, his swift skating skill landed him on a forward line where he scored nine goals in 16 games.
Prodgers quickly became a fan favourite wherever he performed. He loved to play a tough, hard-hitting but honest game. As a player, he was described as a firebrand hurtling down the ice or like a shell just fired from a big British gun. He was also noted for using his stick like a war club.
In his second pro season, he joined the Quebec Bulldogs of the NHA where he joined "Bad Joe" Hall on defense and helped lead his club to a Stanley Cup victory in 1912. Over the five seasons that followed, Prodgers suited up for five different clubs spread out across Canada's frozen ponds. The fifth squad was the Montreal Canadiens, a team he joined in 1915-16, just in time for another Stanley Cup victory.
But then World War I descended upon the globe as Prodgers enlisted in the Canadian army, serving in Europe for two years. After returning to hockey, he signed on for a season with the Toronto St. Pats before moving down the highway to the newly-formed and lowly Hamilton Tigers. There, he was shuttled between defense and the forward lines over his four seasons with the club, although, the team's poor fortunes remained unchanged.
Prodgers retired from the NHL in 1925. He made a brief showing with the London Panthers of the Can-Pro league in 1926-27 and then left the ice to coach the club the following year.