Coyotes acquire Chris Pronger's contract
JUN 27, 6:34p ET | Puck Drunk Love
Rotowire: Jun 29 / 12:30p ET
News: Pronger was dealt to the Coyotes over the weekend along with defenseman Niklas Grossmann in exchange for forward Sam Gagner, a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 or a third-round pick in 2017, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Pronger's playing career came to an end during the 2011-12 season due to post-concussion issues and an eye injury, but he still has two years remaining on the seven-year, $34.5 million contract he inked with the Flyers in the summer of 2009. His contract will cost the Coyotes $575,000 over both of the next two seasons and carries a cap hit of just under $5 million annually, which will help Arizona in their attempt to meet the league's salary-cap minimum. The 40-year-old Pronger, who was hired by the NHL's Department of Player Safety last season, is eligible to be voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this week.
StatsLLC: Jun 27 / 12:00a ET
News: Arizona received defenseman Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of Pronger on Saturday from Philadlephia in exchange for Sam Gagner and a draft pick. The draft pick will be a conditional fourth-round pick in 2016 or a third-rounder in 2017.
Impact: A former winner of the Hart and Norris trophies, Pronger has not played since 2011-12, when he appeared in 13 games with the Flyers.