Pronger signs seven-year contract extension with Flyers

{eot}
TSN.ca Staff
7/7/2009 6:14:17 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

It looks as though Chris Pronger may finish his career as a Philadelphia Flyer.

Pronger's agent Pat Morris said on Tuesday that his client has signed a seven-year contract extension with the team worth $35 million. The contract also includes a no-movement clause, meaning Pronger, 34, is likely to wrap up his time in the NHL as a member of the Flyers.

"I am very excited to be able to retire a Philadelphia Flyer and I am looking forward to many years with the Flyers logo on my chest," Pronger said in a statement.

"We are pleased to have one of the NHL's premier defencemen in our organization and under contract long term," said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. "When we made the trade for Chris, it was our intention to get him signed to an extension and we are glad we could come to this agreement."

On June 27, Pronger was sent from the Anaheim Ducks to Philadelphia along with forward Ryan Dingle in exchange for forward Joffrey Lupul, defenceman Luca Sbisa, two first-round draft picks and a conditional third-round pick in 2010 or 2011.

In 2008-09, Pronger had 11 goals and 37 assists for the Ducks.

 

Holmgren and Pronger (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Cabbie on TSN.ca

Check out Cabbie's unique take on sports broadcasting and interviewing, poking fun at sports headlines, high-profile athletes and sports personalities. More...


Caeli McKay is a 15-year-old diver who is piling up the medals at the nationals, and she's getting ready to take make a splash at World's in September. More...

Podcasts

TSN 1050: Blue Lunch: August 27 - Hour 1

Hour 1 of Blue Lunch. Tim Leiweke talked about his contributions to three of Toronto's major sports teams.

TSN 1050: Blue Lunch: August 27 - Tim Leiweke

MLSE President & CEO, Tim Leiweke joined Blue Lunch to discuss his pending departure from his role in Toronto.

TSN 1050: Macko & Cauz: August 27th - Hour 3

Steve Buffery and Dave Dameshek joined Cauz and Wheeler.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television