The Blues have set a date for Pronger's number to be retired

Published August 20, 2021 at 10:23

The St. Louis Blues have rescheduled the retirement of Chris Pronger's number 44 due to COVID-19 constraints. Pre-game ceremony on January 17th versus the Nashville Predators.

"The names up there are synonymous with the St. Louis Blues, from Bobby (Plager and Gassoff) to Bernie (Federko) to Brian Sutter to Brett Hull to Al (MacInnis). It's an honour to be there "PRONGER:

Pronger joins MacInnis (No. 2), Bob Gassoff (No. 3), Bob Plager (No. 5), Barclay Plager (No. 8), Brian Sutter (No. 11), Brett Hull (No. 16) and Bernie Federko (No (No. 24).

On July 27, 1995, the Blues acquired Pronger in a contentious transaction that sent fan favourite Brendan Shanahan to the Hartford Whalers. Pronger played 598 regular-season games for the Blues, scoring 356 points (84 goals, 272 assists) and racking up 931 penalty minutes. He was a four-time All-Star for the Blues, five-time Norris Trophy nominee, and the NHL's "100 Greatest Players" in 2017.

The Blues initially told Pronger that his number would be retired in February 2020.

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The Blues have set a date for Pronger's number to be retired

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