On this episode of the Greater Than The Game Podcast, we talk with Flyers Hall of Famer Brian Propp. Propp, a five-time All-star, had a career in the NHL that spanned 15 years with four teams. In this episode, Propp talks about his journey from Lanigan, Saskatchewan, to being the 14th pick in the 1979 NHL draft.
He also talks about the lessons he learned throughout his decade and a half NHL career, including his four trips to the Stanley Cup Finals. Propp gives insight into the meaning behind his famous Guffaw scoring celebration and his experience playing for Team Canada on the world stage. Here are some of Propp’s impressive stats:
Propp reached the NHL’s milestones of 400 goals, 1000 games, and 1000 points. He had 40 goals 4 times and 40 assists 9 times in his career. Propp is 3rd on the Flyers all-time scoring list and holds the NHL playoff point record for a Left Winger.
After Propp retired in 1994, he had a number of positions on and off the ice, serving as a radio Color Analyst for the Flyers on 610 WIP AM for over nine years. Later on in his career, Propp moved into commercial real estate, where he used the skills he honed in the NHL to excel in the business world.
In 2015, Propp suffered a stroke that left him unable to talk or walk for months. After a year and a half of rehab, Propp was back playing hockey and golf and now serves as an ambassador for the Flyers and consults with other stroke victims.
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