Born: Dryden, Ont.
DOB: Oct. 10, 1974 (27). Height: 6-6, Weight: 220. Shoots: Left. NHL team: St. Louis Blues.
International history: Played for Canada's 1998 Olympic team. Won a gold medal with 1997 world championship team. Won a gold medal with 1993 world junior team. Member of 1991 under-18 gold medal-winning team in Phoenix Cup.
What he brings: The tallest player on the team, Pronger possesses uncommon stamina, enabling him to lead the league in minutes played on an annual basis. A notorious mean streak, Pronger can make life difficult for any forward straying into his area of the ice.
Career highlights: Capped a rare double by winning both the 2000 Hart trophy as league MVP and the Norris trophy as top defenceman, the first player since Bobby Orr to do so. Twice the league leader in plus-minus. Member of the 1994 all-rookie team.