Flyers name Chris Pronger captain

Chris Pronger will serve as the Philadelphia Flyers' captain this season, general manager Paul Holmgren announced Friday.

Defenseman Kimmo Timonen and center Danny Briere will serve as alternate captains.

"With Chris's experience and presence, we felt that he was the perfect player to take over as captain of the Philadelphia Flyers," Holmgren said. "Having Kimmo and Danny, both former captains in the NHL, serving as alternates, really gives us a strong, dedicated leadership group.

"All three of these players know what it takes to win and are excellent role models both on and off the ice."

Pronger, 36, joined the Flyers in a trade with Anaheim in 2009. He has scored 14 goals and added 66 assists for 80 points over the past two seasons. He previously served as the captain of the Ducks and the St. Louis Blues.