Ep. 35 Stanley Cup Champion and Hockey Hall of Famer, Chris Pronger

Hey there festival friends! Festival Pass Stories, the best live events podcast on the planet is back with another awesome episode. Our regular audience should know that we’re the home of artists, executives, and coordinators of live festivals, but we’re also the home of champions. It’s our honor to welcome Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Hall of Famer, Chris Pronger to the show.

Becoming a professional athlete is no easy feat. Some of the most talented players in the world at their particular sport don’t get the chance to suit up on the biggest stage. That’s what makes Chris’ career a special one. The Canadian defenseman was drafted second by the legendary Hartford Whalers in 1993 and was named to the NHL All-Rookie team. This was the beginning of one of the most decorated careers in the history of the game. Soon, Chris’ talent and work ethic became highly coveted by every championship contending team in the NHL.

During his pro tenure, Chris played for St. Louis Blues, the Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, and the Philadelphia Flyers; and he was a major contributor to winning where ever he landed. He’s played in the Stanley Cup Finals three times and won the trophy in 2007 with the Ducks. In 2000, Chris was named the recipient of the James Norris Memorial Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy (Top Defenseman and Most Valuable Player) in the same season. He because the first defenseman to win league MVP since Bobby Orr in 1972. The four-time All-Star also won Olympic Gold twice in 2002 and 2010 with Team Canada, becoming one of the few members of the Hockey’s Triple Gold Club.

Life after the NHL has been even more fulfilling for Chris and his family. After 17 seasons as a player, and a few as front office advisor, Chris shifted his focus to life after hockey, and that plan was Well Inspired Travels. It all started with his wife Lauren, whose father was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. His remaining wish was to travel the world with his family. It’s such a touching story that Chris shared with us, and it’s the foundation of their business. What makes Well Inspired Travels unique from other travel services, is that truly want to get to know who you are, to put together a tailor-made vacation that will change your life.

We are so lucky to interview a sports hero and family man like Chris Pronger. On and off the ice, he’s shown a passion and tenacity that will make you a winner in any aspect of life. Now, we just need the pandemic to end so we can utilize Well Inspired Travels, and get back to seeing the world.

“For us, we were able to continue to invest in our business and hire some great people. Overall, we’ve used the time wisely…and worked on building our business from the inside out.” - Chris Pronger

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**Chris Pronger’s Instagram-**https://www.instagram.com/thechrispronger/

Chris Pronger’s LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-pronger-831100b5/

**Well Inspired Travels’ Website-**https://www.wellinspiredtravels.com

**Well Inspired Travels’ Instagram-**https://www.instagram.com/wellinspiredtravels/

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