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 Members: Brian Boucher, Todd Fedoruk, Paul Holmgren, Bob Kelly, Don Saleski






50th Anniversary Alumni Game

Presented by AAA, on January 14, 2017, the Flyers Alumni will celebrate 50 seasons of Philadelphia Flyers hockey with a 50th Anniversary Alumni Game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni. Game time will be at 7 p.m. EST.


Proceeds from the game will benefit the charitable and community-based works of the Flyers Alumni Association and Flyers Charities. 


For ticket info, click here or call 215-218-PUCK.





2016 Flyers Alumni Fantasy Camp

The second annual Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Fantasy Camp was held on August 19-22, 2016  in Atlantic City, NJ. This unique event provided adult hockey players with the opportunity to interact with Flyers legends both on and off the ice. Proceeds from Fantasy Camp benefited the Flyers Alumni and Flyers Charities.


This year, the participating Flyers Alumni instructors and tournament included Hockey Hall of Famers Bernie Parent and Mark Howe, along with the likes of Danny Briere and Flyers assistant coach Ian Laperriere. Other participating Alumni included Brad Marsh, Todd "Fridge" Fedoruk, Bob "the Hound" Kelly and Flyers Hall of Famers Brian Propp and Joe Watson.



1973: Bobby Clarke, "Cowboy" Bill Flett (power play) and Gary Dornhoefer each score their respective 20th goals of the season in a 3-2 road win over Original Six team Chicago. Clarke also assists on both the Flett and Dornhoefer goals. Michel Belhumeur (33 saves) outduels Tony Esposito (29 saves) in goal.
1974: Don "Big Bird" Saleski breaks a scoreless deadline four minutes into the third period to notch the only goal in a 1-0 Flyers home win over Phil Myre (28 saves) and the Atlanta Flames.Bernie Parent stops all 29 shots he sees to earn the shutout victory.
1983: Bill Barber scores even-strength and shorthanded goals and collects an assist on the first of Darryl Sittler tallies in the Flyers' 8-1 thrashing of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Spectrum. Bobby Clarke, Brian Propp and T.J. Gorence also score for the Flyers, while Mark Howe and Ilkka Sinisalo each collect a pair of assists. Bob Froese stops 24 of 25 shots in goal and even assists on Clarke's late second-period power play goal.
1985: The Flyers score early and often in an 8-1 home blowout win over the Calgary Flames. Brian Propp compiles a hat trick with two shorthanded goals and an even strength tally. Tim Kerr nabs his 34th goal of the season, while Dave Poulin scores shorthanded and Thomas Eriksson scores a power play goal. A brawl erupts midway through the third period and Propp is ejected from the game on a match penalty. Pelle Lindbergh, who only faces three shots in the first 23 minutes of the game, finishes with 24 saves on 25 shots.
1989: Murray Craven piles up five points (one goal, four assists) and Pelle Eklund scores an electrifying shorthanded breakaway goal in a 7-2 Flyers home slaughter of the Quebec Nordiques. Mike Bullard and Ron Sutter each score twice.
1994: Every member of the Flyers top line scores at least one goal in a 6-2 home blowout of the Boston Bruins. Mark Recchi (three points) scores a pair of goals, rookie Mikael Renberg (three points) and second-year pro Eric Lindros (two points) each score their respective 20th goals of the season. Second liners Rod Brind'Amour and Kevin Dineen also score for the Flyers. 
1999: John Vanbiesbrouck stops all 25 shots he faces in a 3-0 Flyers shutout road win over the Washington Capitals. Eric Lindros scores the Flyers' first goal and later assists on tallies by fellow Flyers Hall of Famers John LeClair and Eric Desjardins.
2001: Late first-period goals by Justin Williams and Mark Recchi are supplemented by third-period tallies by Paul Ranheim (shorthanded) and Rick Tocchet as the Flyers earn a 4-1 road win over the Florida Panthers. Flyers enforcer Todd "Fridge" Fedoruk, who earned the first two assists of his NHL career the last time the Flyers played the Panthers (Dec. 27, 2000), adds another helper against the Cats. On his next shift, Fedoruk fights Peter Worrell. Winning goalie Roman Cechmanek makes 24 saves.
2008: A pair of first-period goals by Mike Knuble jump start the Flyers in a seesaw 6-4 road win over the Washington Capitals. Jim Dowd, R.J. Umberger, Mike Richards (20th goal of the season) and Kimmo Timonen (empty net goal) chip in one tally apiece.
2013: The Flyers reacquire goaltender Brian Boucher from the Carolina Hurricanes, along with defensive prospect Mark Alt. In return, the Flyers send minor league forward Luke Pither.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux was born on Jan. 13, 1988. Selected by the Flyers with the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2006 NHL Draft, Giroux steadily developed from a player who was never drafted by a major junior team into a future NHL superstar. Three days before his 27th birthday, the NHL announced that Giroux had been selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game for the third time.

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