Delaware Investments has added Sean Pronger, a former professional hockey player, who recently joined Delaware Investments as regional director for its third-party retail distribution team supporting Los Angeles.

Pronger started with Delaware Investments last month and reports to Brett Wright, the firm’s western division manager. He comes to Delaware Investments from ING Investment Management, where he served in a similar capacity. The firm said it has already added nine members to its retail sales team since the start of 2012.

In addition, the firm has also added a new region in Northern California and is adding 15 new internal consultants. “This growth will bring our distribution team to a one-to-one ratio of internal and external wholesalers, allowing us to further deepen our relationships with financial advisors,” stated Jeff Klepacki, head of third-party distribution, Delaware Investments.

Delaware Investments is a member of Macquarie Group and managed more than US $170 billion in assets as of June 30.

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