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

 

TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: JANUARY 8

1970: Gary Dornhoefer compiles a hat trick and Bernie Parent makes 36 saves as the Flyers down the visiting Los Angeles Kings, 4-1. Andre Lacroix also scores for Philly.
 
1973: The Flyers sign general manager Keith Allen to a three-year contract extension as team GM and vice president.
 
1977: Don "Big Bird" Saleski notches two goals as the Flyers trounce the visiting Los Angeles Kings, 6-1. Mel Bridgman, Gary Dornhoefer, Bobby Clarke and Ross Lonsberry notch one goal apiece.
 
1983: Darryl Sittler notches a hat trick and an assist while Bill Barber and Ilkka Sinisalo both rack up respective five-point nights (two goals, three assists apiece) in a 7-4 road win over the Hartford Whalers.
 
1984: The second Flyers stint of Rick MacLeish's career comes to an end. The team trades him to the Detroit Red Wings for future considerations. 
 
1985: Pelle Lindbergh makes 30 saves, including 13 in the third period, to spur te Flyers to a 5-3 road win over the Vancouver Canucks. Todd Bergen scores the first and second goals of his brief -- and bizarre -- NHL career. Brian Propp notches his 22nd goal of the season and Dave Poulin puts the game away with an empty-net goal to cap a three-point game (one goal, two assists).
 
1998: The Flyers erase three separate one-goal deficits to skate off with a 3-3 road tie against the Carolina Hurricanes. John LeClair scores the game-tying goal. Chris Gratton and Janne Niinimaa tallied earlier in the game.
 
1999: The Flyers trade AHL tough guy Frank "the Animal" Bialowas to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for fellow enforcer Dennis Bonvie.
 
2000: The Flyers earn a 6-2 road win over the Penguins spurred by three goals from the second line trio of Mikael Renberg (one goal, two assists), Mark Recch (one goal, two assists) and Rod Brind'Amour (one goal. two assists). Keith Jones and Daymond Langkow also score for Philly.
 
2002: Czech center Jiri Dopita enjoys the best night of his short NHL career, racking up four goals and one assist. The Flyers down the visiting Atlanta Thrashers, 7-4. John LeClair, Ruslan Fedotenko and Justin Williams have the other goals for Philly.
 
2009: Martin Biron is excellent in turning back 27 of 28 shots as the Flyers down the visiting Minnesota Wild, 3-1.  Scott Hartnell, Mike Knuble and Scottie Upshall provide the offense.
 
2014: The Flyers hold off the visiting Montreal Canadiens, 3-1. Steve Mason faces just 20 shots for the game. Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo (first goal of the season) and  rookie Michael Raffl (third NHL goal) provide the goal support.

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