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Brian Propp

Brian Propp scored 425 goals in his NHL career. (THN Archives)

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Brian Propp scored 425 goals in his NHL career. (THN Archives)

Status: NHL left wing played from 1979-94 with Philadelphia, Boston, Minnesota and Hartford.

Ht: 5-foot-9 Wt: 190 pounds

DOB: February 15, 1959 In: Lanigan, Sask.

First Hockey Memory: "Back in Saskatchewan, skating out in the ponds with the cold weather, just having the freedom of going out there and skating around with just a puck and a stick."

Nicknames: "Propper."

Hockey Inspirations: "My father being able to take me and my family out there skating from a young age and playing with your brother and sisters."

Favorite Movie: "Braveheart was one of my favorite movies."

Musical Tastes: "I like all kinds, but leaning towards rock and roll."

Last Book Read: "Purpose Driven Life."

Favorite TV Show: "I like CSI."

Current Car: "Mercedes."

First Job: "Newspaper delivery boy (The Regina Leader Post) in the small town where I grew up."

Favorite Meal: "Pasta with sautéed zucchini."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Vanilla."

Greatest Sports Moment: "I'd say winning the Canada Cup in '87 with Gretzky and Lemieux (his linemates)."

Most Painful Moment: "Losing in five Stanley Cup finals (smiles)."

Favorite Uniforms: "I still love the Flyers uniforms. I like the Original Six, the Boston Bruins uniform. Actually, when I played for the Minnesota North Stars – ‘N’ with a star on it. And with the Hartford Whalers. I look at all of those jerseys and logos and I still like them all."

Funny Hockey Memory: "Behn Wilson knocking out a guy in Detroit with two punches. (John Hilworth?) Hilworth (smiles)."

Closest Hockey Friends: "Brad McCrimmon, Mark Howe, Ray Allison."

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Funniest Players Encountered: "Glen Cochrane – he was a great competitor, great team leader, great fighter. Just very, very funny. Dave Brown – also quiet, very dry humor. But very appropriate when he said things. And Lindsay Carson."

Toughest Competitor: "Well, usually the Montreal Canadiens, a guy like Bob Gainey. Montreal always had difficult teams to play."

Strangest Game: "Not too many of those, can't think of that."
 
Most Memorable Goal: "My 1,000th point was a goal that I scored in Philadelphia when I was with Hartford."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "I think losing to the Rangers in the playoffs in the early ‘80s."

Favorite Arena: "I always loved the old Montreal Forum. Just the feel there. That and Chicago."

Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Friendship, honesty and trust."

Family: Wife, Kris; Children, Paige, Jackson.

Career Accomplishments: Played in five Stanley Cup finals and in five All-Star Games; Was an astounding plus-310 for his career; Played in 1,016 regular season games - 425 goals, 579 assists for 1,004 points; Totaled 64 goals and 84 assists for 148 points in 160 career playoff matches – No. 1 in playoff history for left wingers.

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