The St. Louis Blues have announced a new date for retiring Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Pronger’s number.
The ceremony to raise the former captain’s No. 44 to the Enterprise Center rafters will take place on Jan. 17, 2022, during a game against the Nashville Predators.
The Blues had planned to honor Pronger last season, but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“You look at the names that are up there, the Blues greats — from Bobby (Plager and Gassoff) to Bernie (Federko) to Brian Sutter to (Brett Hull) to Al (MacInnis) — you look at the names up there and they are synonymous with the St. Louis Blues. To be up there is very special,” Pronger told the team website.
Pronger, 46, played nine of his 18 NHL seasons with the Blues, registering 356 points (84 goals, 272 assists) and 931 penalty minutes in 598 games from 1995-2004. He swept the Hart Trophy and Norris Trophy in 1999-2000.
His career totals included 698 points (157 goals, 541 assists) and 1,590 penalty minutes in 1,167 games with the Hartford Whalers (1993-95), Blues, Edmonton Oilers (2005-06), Anaheim Ducks (2006-09) and Philadelphia Flyers (2009-11).
He won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.
–Field Level Media