Upcoming Events

12/14/14: Game at Buck County Ice Sports in Warminster, PA (home of Larry Goodenough) - 4:00 p.m.

12/28/14: Game vs. Cherokee Alumni at Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ - 3:30 p.m. 

1/10/15: Game at Aston Ice Works in Aston, PA - 7:30 p.m.

1/17/15: Game at Aston Ice Works in Aston, PA benefitting The Center for Autism- 7:00 p.m.

3/7/15: Game at University of Delaware Ice Arena in Newark, DE - 7:00 p.m.

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."

Flyers Alumni Remember Pat Quinn

By Bill Meltzer

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The entire hockey world was saddened to learn of the passing of former NHL player, coach and general manager Pat Quinn today at the age of 71.  A big and physical defenseman in his NHL playing days, Quinn had a sharp mind for the game that enabled him to make the successful transition to coaching.

Over the course of a prolific coaching career that took him through Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton, the native of Hamilton, Ont., gained the reputation as a tough but fair coach with a knack for getting the best out of his players.  Off the ice, he was a well-respected family man with a kind heart.


“This truly is a sad day for the hockey world,” said Flyers president Paul Holmgren, who played for Quinn during Quinn’s tenure as Flyers head coach.  “Pat Quinn was one of the most respected people in our business. A players coach at heart, his innovative systems and love of the game made it a delight for all who had the honor of playing for him and working with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat’s wife Sandra, his daughters Valerie and Callie and the entire Quinn family at this difficult time.”

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Flyers Showed Foresight in Forsberg Selection in '91

By Bill Meltzer

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Earlier this week, Peter Forsberg was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Although the Swedish center will always beprimarily associated with the Colorado Avalanche, the Philadelphia Flyers played a major role in Forsberg's story at two crucial junctures of his career.
 
Forsberg's career was so brilliant that it is easily forget that the Flyers saw something truly special in Forsberg a full year before the rest of the NHL. When the rest of the NHL and draft pundits had Forsberg pegged as a solid-but-unspectacular prospect, Flyers scouts Inge Hammarstrom and Bill Dineen saw Forsberg as a potential franchise player.
 
In the weeks leading up to the 1991 NHL Draft, the Hockey News, which bases its Draft Preview Rankings on discussions with a cross-section of scouts from around the NHL, had Forsberg rated 25th overall. 

Lindros and LeClair Ready to Take Their Places in Flyers Hall of Fame

By Bill Meltzer

During the mid-to-late 1990s, no line in the National Hockey League was more feared than the Philadelphia Flyers' original "Legion of Doom" line. Created early in the 1994-95 season, it was on the broad shoulders of Eric Lindros and John LeClair -- along with right wing Mikael Renberg -- that the Philadelphia Flyers rocketed from a team that missed the playoffs five straight years into a perennial Stanley Cup contender.
 
Twenty years later, Lindros and LeClair will both be honored as inductees into the Flyers Hall of Fame in a special ceremony before the Flyers play the Minnesota Wild on Nov. 20. As thrilled as the two are to be inducted individually, the longtime linemates agree that it means even more to enter the team Hall of Fame together.
 
Click here to read Eric Lindros and John LeClair's joint remarks from the Flyers Hall of Fame induction ceremony.