Brian Propp is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 15 seasons. He was born on February 15, 1959, in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada. Propp began his hockey career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Brandon Wheat Kings in 1975. He played for the Wheat Kings for three seasons before being drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft.
Propp made his NHL debut with the Flyers in the 1979-80 season and quickly established himself as a top scorer. He scored 34 goals and 75 points in his rookie season and helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals. Propp continued to be a consistent scorer for the Flyers over the next several seasons, scoring 40 or more goals in three seasons and recording over 90 points in four seasons.
In 1985, Propp was traded to the Boston Bruins, where he played for two seasons before being traded to the Minnesota North Stars. He played for the North Stars for one season before being traded back to the Flyers in 1988. Propp played for the Flyers for four more seasons before being traded to the Hartford Whalers in 1992. He played for the Whalers for one season before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1993. Propp played his final NHL season with the Red Wings in 1993-94.
Propp was known for his offensive skills and his ability to score goals. He scored 425 goals and 1,004 points in 1,016 NHL games. He was also a skilled playmaker, recording 579 assists in his career. Propp was a seven-time NHL All-Star and was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1987.
Propp was also a successful playoff performer, scoring 64 goals and 149 points in 160 playoff games. He helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 1980, 1985, and 1987, but they were unable to win the championship.
After retiring from the NHL, Propp became involved in coaching and player development. He worked as an assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League. He also worked as a scout for the Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Propp was inducted into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. He was also inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. Propp is considered one of the greatest players in Flyers history and is remembered for his offensive skills and his contributions to the team's success in the 1980s.