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 vs. Bruins Alumni

 On Feb. 17, 2018, the Flyers Alumni and Bruins Alumni will celebrate the dawn of a new era of Maine Mariners hockey -- as well their own historical affiliations with the original Mariners -- with an Alumni game at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME. Tickets start at just $13. For more information, visit http://marinersofmaine.com .

 

2018 Flyers Charity Classic

The second annual Flyers Charity Classic is set for July 15, 2018. This city-wide event incorporates a 5k run/walk, 10-mile, 50k, and 100k bike rides, and a day of family-friendly fun with a Flyers Fan Fest at the Wells Fargo Center. As with last year, Flyers Alumni will be prominently involved as participants and fundraising team captains. Proceeds benefit Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. For more information, visit the official Flyers Charity Classic website.

 

 

2018 Fantasy Camp Registration

Registration is now open for the 2018 Flyers Alumni Fantasy Camp in Atlantic City (Aug. 17- 20, 2018). This unique annual event provides adult hockey players of all skill levels with the opportunity to interact with Flyers legends both on and off the ice. Proceeds benefit the Flyers Alumni Association. For more information and to register, click here.

Keith Allen

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    A career minor-leaguer, Keith Allen managed to play with Detroit during the team's best years, winning the Stanley Cup in 1954. The following season, he became playing coach of the Brandon Regals in the WHL, his league of choice for the next decade. When the Philadelphia Flyers were granted one of the coveted six expansion teams for 1967, Allen was named their coach and two and a half years later their general manager. He helped build the violent, controversial, but ultimately successfallen 2ul Broad Street Bullies.


   Along the way, Allen helped establish the Maine Mariners in the AHL, one of the more successful teams in hockey's minor pro leagues during the '70s. He was awarded the Lester Patrick Award for contribution to hockey in the United States. Allen began playing junior in 1940, but in 1943 he enlisted in the Canadian Navy where he was stationed aboard the corvette Nanaimo for more than two years. After some seven seasons in the AHL, he was called up to Detroit when the Wings had a rash of injuries, sometimes playing defense with Gordie Howe en route to the Stanley Cup.  A two-year career in the NHL nonetheless paved the way for a lifelong involvement in the game that culminated with Allen's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Builder in 1992.

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