Chris's older brother, Sean James Pronger, is also a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL from 1995 to 2004. In 260 regular-season games, he has 23 goals and 36 assists. Chris and Lauren Pronger married in 2001 and have three children. They are presently residing in St. Louis.
Sean was drafted by the Hartford Whalers after playing major junior hockey for the Sudbury Wolves. He spent four seasons with the Whalers before being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1999. After two more seasons with Tampa Bay, Sean joined his younger brother Chris in St. Louis as a member of the Blues. He has since become a staple on the team's power play unit.
In addition to his work with the Blues, Sean serves as an assistant coach for the University of North Dakota men's ice hockey team. The Fighting Hawks compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I Men's Hockey Conference.
He and his wife have three children: daughters Cassidy and Colleen and son Cole Jr.
Chris and his wife, Lauren, have three children: sons Finneran and Flynn and daughter Ella Grace. They reside in St. Louis.
Lauren is a pediatrician and practices at SSM Health St. Louis. Both her parents and her brother also play professional hockey.
Chris Pronger Net Worth: Chris Pronger is a $65 million net worth Canadian professional hockey player. Chris Pronger was born in October 1974 in Dryden, Ontario, Canada. He played minor hockey with the Stratford Cullitons Jr. B team. At the age of 16, Pronger started playing major junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL. In 1991-92, he helped lead the Generals to a Memorial Cup title after scoring 22 goals and adding 34 assists for 56 points. The following season, he scored 42 goals and added 36 assists for 78 points and was awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the league's top scorer. In 1995-96, Pronger led the NHL in scoring with 161 points (41 goals, 120 assists). He won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship & character after having only one penalty minute in 782 minutes of play.
In 1996, Pronger was selected first overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL Draft. He has since become one of the best defensemen in NHL history, winning two Stanley Cups with the Avalanche and one with the St. Louis Blues. Pronger has also been nominated for the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman eight times. He has won the award twice - in 2001 and 2002.
Pronger signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks in 2013.
Brett Howden, Brett's younger brother, was selected 27th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. On August 10, 2017, Quinton Howden married Cassandra (Tremblay) Howden. "Entry Draft, 2010 NHL." "Quinton Howden player profile," Hockey Canada, retrieved on May 6, 2011. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/pages/entry-draft-2010-nhl.
Brothers Quinton and Brett Howden were both drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the same draft, with Quinton being chosen first. They both played for the University of Michigan Wolverines before joining the Ottawa Senators' organization. The Howdens are twins; they both grew up in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and played minor hockey together before going their separate ways to attend college. While at the University of Michigan, the brothers became teammates with future National Hockey League (NHL) players Matt Duchene and Ryan Getzlaf. After graduating from Michigan, the three went their separate ways until getting called back up to the NHL during the 2009-10 season. Today, all four men remain friends.
In the summer of 2010, the Howdens each signed a two-year entry level contract with the Ottawa Senators. At the end of the 2013-14 season, Brett was not offered a new contract by the Sens and as a result he became an unrestricted free agent.
Harris, Carter Brothers/Chris Young
Chris was raised by his parents and siblings. Carter Harris, Chris Young's brother, has been seen out and about with Chris on several occasions. Chris reveals that, despite his love in music, he always intended to be an attorney when he grew up until the age of 16.
Chris Pronger has not played for the Philadelphia Flyers in almost a year. While he hasn't officially retired, it's a safe assumption that his career is over after taking a stick to the eye and suffering a concussion. "What occurred was that my eyes were 30-years-old. I wasn't using proper protection," Pronger said. "The eye doctor told me I had worn out my muscles trying to protect them from getting hit too many times. He said there's nothing wrong with my eyes but they just need time to recover."
Pronger suffered another concussion earlier this season and hasn't returned to the ice since. The 35-year-old defenseman has not announced if he will continue playing at this point in his career and it's unclear whether or not he will return to the NHL one day.
His injury history is enough to make most people think twice about skating into the boards blind with no protection. However, Pronger says there are still players who want to check him because they think it'll help their team win. "Some guys do it because they think it makes them look good on the ice," he said. "Others do it because they don't know any better."
In conclusion, Chris Pronger's career ended when he suffered two consecutive concussions and hasn't returned to the ice since.