Flyers Alumni History

Flyers chairman Ed Snider brought hockey back to Philadelphia in 1967 and a love affair between city and team was born. One of six expansion teams, the Flyers not only won their division in their first season, but eventually became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup in 1974.

The Flyers Alumni Association (a 501(c)(3) organization) was originally named the Philadelphia Legends. The Association was created in 1984 and continues to grow with membership consisting of national and global former Philadelphia Flyers players.  The Alumni can be found playing games around the world and participating in other charitable projects throughout the year. 

 

Through the years, the Flyers Alumni Association has maintained a tradition of giving back to the Delaware Valley community. Charities and community organizations that have been supported in the past include St. John's Hospice, Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes South Jersey and Junior Achievement of Delaware.

 

FLYERS ALUMNI EXECUTIVE BOARD

President: Brad Marsh
Board: Brian Boucher, Todd Fedoruk, Paul Holmgren, Bob Kelly, Brian Propp, Don Saleski

 

 

 

Flyers Alumni Team: Season Starts Sept. 30

The annual series of Flyers Alumni Team benefit games throughout the Delaware Valley gets underway on Sept. 30, 2017. To help celebrate the start of the Philadelphia Blazers' season, the Flyers Alumni will play against the Blazers' coaches at the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia. The Flyers Community Caravan will also be on hand outside the Skate Zone, with inflatables, games and more for the entire family. Game time is 12:20 p.m. ET. We will announce our full schedule soon.

 

 

Flyers to Retire No. 88

Nearly 600 players have worn the Flyers' crest to date. The Flyers Alumni Association congratulates Eric Lindros on becoming just the sixth to have his jersey number retired. It is a well-deserved honor for No. 88. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 18, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Alumni Assist St. Francis Inn With Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

St. Francis 2Continuing what has become an annual tradition of helping the less fortunate over the holidays, members of the Flyers Alumni Association traveled to St Francis Inn in Kensington on Nov. 24 to drop off a truckload of food to assist the organization for Thanksgiving. The Alumni and volunteers loaded up the truck at Sysco Foods in South Philadelphia and then delivered it to St. Francis Inn.

 
"We are glad to do it each year," said Flyers ambassador Bob Kelly. "It's always been part of the spirit of the Flyers and the Flyers Alumni to help others out, especially during the holidays, which can be a tough time of year for some people."

St. Francis 1The 2014 drive marked the ninth consecutive year the Alumni have participated in the program. In addition Kelly, participating Alumni this year included Todd Fedoruk, Brian Boucher, Bernie Parent and other volunteers. 
 
St. Francis Inn is located at 2441 Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia, PA. The Inn has been serving meals to local individuals and families in St. Francis 3 need every day for over 30 years.  In addition to the food donation, the organization will gladly accept donations of blankets, coats, hats, gloves and other cold-weather necessities. For more information, call (215) 424-5845.

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