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 Team: Season Starts Sept. 30

The annual series of Flyers Alumni Team benefit games throughout the Delaware Valley gets underway on Sept. 30, 2017. To help celebrate the start of the Philadelphia Blazers' season, the Flyers Alumni will play against the Blazers' coaches at the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia. The Flyers Community Caravan will also be on hand outside the Skate Zone, with inflatables, games and more for the entire family. Game time is 12:20 p.m. ET. We will announce our full schedule soon.

 

 

Flyers to Retire No. 88

Nearly 600 players have worn the Flyers' crest to date. The Flyers Alumni Association congratulates Eric Lindros on becoming just the sixth to have his jersey number retired. It is a well-deserved honor for No. 88. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 18, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center.

TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: FEBRUARY 8

1976: The Flyers win an action-packed and fight-filled 4-2 game at the Spectrum against the New York Islanders. Ross Lonsberrry leads the way offensively with two goals and an assist. Philly also gets goals by Don Saleski and Moose Dupont. Wayne Stephenson outduels Chico Resch in net.
 
1981: Reggie Leach compiles his final NHL hat trick, tallying the second, fourth and fifth Flyers' goals in a 6-6 home tie with the Hartford Whalers. The game is actually scoreless through the first period. In a wild second period, the Flyers take a 2-0 lead on goals by Bill Barber and Leach. Hartford answers back for three straight goals to grab a 3-2 lead. Barber then ties the game at 3-3 only for the Whalers to re-take the lead a minute later. In the third period, Leach scores a pair of goals spaced 2:05 apart to give the Flyers a 5-4 lead.  The Whalers then strike back again for two goals to grab a  6-5 edge over Philly. Finally, Paul Holmgren ties the game yet again at 6-6 with 4:56 left to play.
 
1992: Ron Hextall blanks the Quebec Nordiques on 30 shots in a 3-0 win at Le Colisée. Dale Kushner, Mark Pederson and Mark Freer tally for the Flyers while native Quebecois and 1998 first-round draft pick Claude Boivin has two assists for his third multi-point game in an eight-night span. Boivin would only have three more multi-point games for the rest of his 114-game Flyers career.
 
1994: The Flyers come out flat against the lowly Ottawa Senators but rookie standout Mikael Renberg wills the club to a 3-3 road tie, tallying two goals on strong individual efforts. Bob Wilkie gets the other Philadelphia tally. Pelle Eklund's assist on Renberg's second goal proves to be the final point the crafty little Swede will register in his Flyers career (452 points in 589 regular season games).
 
2006: Mike Richards notches his first NHL hat trick, while Robert Esche makes 20 saves in a 5-2 Flyers home win over the New York Rangers. Fellow rookies R.J. Umberger and Jeff Carter tally power play goals.  Richards' first goal is a shorthander that opens the scoring. In addition to being the winning goalie, Esche earns an assist on the Carter goal.

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