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

 

 

 

2017 Alumni Golf: Thank you, sponsors!

At a thank you reception at the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 17, 2017, held for our 2017 Flyers Alumni Golf Invitation sponsors, the Flyers Alumni Association donated $150,000 to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation for construction of a new rink and $36,000 to BLOCS.

 

2017 Faceoff Against Cancer

On Nov. 11, 2017, the Flyers Alumni Team will participate in the 5th Annual Faceoff Against Cancer, directly benefiting local cancer patients and their families. Join us at Hatfield Ice in Colmar, PA, for the culiminating event of the annual tourney. Bernie Parent will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet, and the Alumni Team game starts at 12:30. For more info, click here

 

Brian Propp

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   Early in Brian Propp's hockey career, he had the good fortune to skate next to centremen who could harmonize with Propp's natural instincts. While skating for the Brandon Wheat Kings in 1977-78, he had junior "phenom" Bill Derlago at his side. The combination allowed Propp to lead the league in points with 182. The following season, Laurie Boschman replaced Derlago and raised Propp's game even higher. He again led the league in scoring with a whopping 232 points in 93 games played.


   The Philadelphia Flyers in the 1979 Amateur Draft then snapped him up. He joined the club the following season and found himself on a line with Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach. The trio clicked as Propp established himself as a complete player who could work the corners, check opponents, make creative passes, and score goals.


   From there, the foundation was set as Propp became a solid fixture on the Flyers forward lines for a total of ten and a half seasons. During that time, his team made it to the Stanley Cup finals three times, he made four trips to the All-Star game, and, during regular season play, his consistent work ethic brought home a notable percentage of game-winning goals.


   By 1990, having aged and slowed a step, Propp was traded to the Boston Bruins where he played only 14 games before signing as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars, where he performed for just over two seasons. He then went to play in Switzerland for a year and then rounded out his career with the Hartford Whalers in 1993-94.


Click here for Brian Propp's statistics.

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