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.



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



1974: Don "Big Bird" Saleski enjoys a four-point (two-goal, two-assist) performance as the Flyers crush the St. Louis Blues at the Spectrum, 7-2.  Bill Barber also scores twice, while  Terry Crisp (shorthanded), Dave "the Hammer" Schultz and Rick MacLeish add to the carnage.
1975: The Flyers trade forward Bob Sirois to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a player to be named later (John Paddock).
1983: The Flyers rack up six goals in the second period -- including shorthanded goals by Mark Howe, Ilkka Sinisalo and Miroslav Dvorak -- en route to a 9-4 blowout of the visiting Washington Capitals. Darryl Sittler has a four-point game (four assists), Sinisalo (two goals, one assist), Brian Propp (one goal, two assists) and Tim Kerr (two goals, one assist) all have three-point nights. Eleven different Flyers record at least one point. Pelle Lindbergh (28 saves) earns the win.
1996: The Flyers announce a major trade: The team acquires future Hall of Fame defenseman Paul Coffey from the Hartford Whalers in exchange for defenseman Kevin Haller and the Flyers first-round pick in 1997 (later traded by the Whalers to San Jose and used on defenseman Scott Hannan). The Coffey trade also sees the Flyers flip Hartford's previously acquired 1997 seventh round pick to the Whalers and the Whalers trade their 2007 third-round pick (defenseman Kris Mallette) to the Flyers.
1996: The Flyers trounce the visiting Boston Bruins by a 6-0 count. The Legion of Doom inflicts just one goal -- scored by Eric Lindros late in the third period -- but balanced scoring turns the game into a blowout. Rod Brind'Amour has a three-point game (one goal, two assists), while Shjon Podein, Trent Klatt, Karl Dykhuis and defensive defenseman Kjell Samuelsson chip in one goal apiece and Joel Otto generates two assists. Ron Hextall makes 28 saves to earn the shutout, while the Flyers pepper Bill Ranford with 44 shots. In the first period, all three members of the Dan Line -- Daniel Lacroix, Dan Kordic and Scott Daniels -- have at least one fight. Daniels has two bouts.
2001: Five different Flyers score -- Mark Recchi, Jeremy Roenick, Paul Ranheim, Ruslan Fedotenko and John LeClair -- as Philly captures a 5-2 road win over the Boston Bruins. Brian Boucher compiles 32 saves.
2011: A backdoor goal by Andrej Meszaros off a pass from Jaromir Jagr breaks a 3-3 tie in Montreal midway through the third period and proves to be the game-winning goal in a 4-3 Philadelphia victory. Max Talbot, Harry Zolnierczyk and Wayne Simmonds also score goals for the Flyers, while defenseman Matt Carle earns three assists.

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