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

 

 

 

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Flyers Charity Classic Set for July 16, 2017

The Flyers Alumni Association is proud to participate in a major new annual summertime bicycling, running and walking event scheduled for July 16, 2017. Formed in partnership with Flyers Charities and g4 Productions, the Philadelphia Flyers Charity Classic encompasses a 5k walk or run, a 10-mile family bike ride as well as 50k and 100k bike rides. Proceeds benefit the charities and community organizations supported by the Flyers Alumni Association and Flyers Charities. Register now at https://www.bikereg.com/flyers-charity-classic.

 

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2017 Alumni Golf Invitational: Registration open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Flyers Alumni Golf Invitational. The event will take place on June 26, 2017 at Dupont Country Club in Wilmington, DE. Proceeds will benefit BLOCS, Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. To register for this year's event, click here.

 

 

2017 Alumni Fantasy Camp: Registration open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Flyers Alumni Fantasy Camp in Atlantic City, NJ. Each of the first two editions of this eagerly anticipated annual event have sold out, and the spots for this year's camp (Aug. 18- 21) are already filling quickly.

All proceeds benefit the charities and community programs supported by the Flyers Alumni Association and Flyers Charities. For full details on this year's camp, including participating Flyers Alumni instructor/coaches, see the top menu Fantasy Camp link or click here.

 

 

TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: MARCH 1

1975: The Flyers breeze to a 3-0 shutout win over the lowly Kansas City Scouts, outshooting KC by a 45-16 margin in the process. Rick MacLeish, Andre "Moose" Dupont and Terry Crisp score the goals. Wayne Stephenson earns the shutout.
 
1988: Rick Tocchet notches his third career hat trick, hitting the 30-goal plateau for the season, in a 7-3 road win over the Vancouver Canucks.  Peter Zezel compiles three assists.
 
1988: The Flyers acquire offensive defenseman Willie Huber from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Paul Lawless and Vancouver's previously acquired 1989 fifth-round draft pick (Peter White). Huber goes on to experience a brief late-career revival with the Flyers, posting 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 10 games down the stretch.
1997; Trent Klatt scores his first NHL hat trick in a nationally televised 5-5 tie on the road against the Boston Bruins. The Flyers are unable to protect a two-goal lead in the third period and settle for one point. Mikael Renberg and Shjon Podein also tally for Philly. Klatt's three goals give him 20 for the season.
 
2001: Roman Cechmanek posts a 26-save shutout in a 2-0 win over the visiting Buffalo Sabres.  Second-period goals by Keith Primeau and Eric Desjardins are all the Czech goalie needs. Daymond Langkow and Mark Recchi assist on both goals.
 
2003: Jeremy Roenick's goal exactly one minute into overtime -- Roenick's second tally of the game -- lifts the Flyers to a 3-2 road win over the Boston Bruins. Earlier in the game, Donald Brashear gives the Flyers a 2-1 lead in the second period.
 
2003: The Flyers reacquire defenseman Dmitri Yushkevich. Philadelphia trades a 2003 fourth-round pick and a 2004 seventh-rounder to the Los Angeles Kings.
 
 
FLYERS ALUMNI BIRTHDAYS
 
Quebecois power forward Claude Boivin was born on March 1, 1970 in  Ste. Foy, Quebec. Drafted by the Flyers in the first round of the 1988 NHL Draft, Boivin's early career suffered a major setback when he suffered a complete ACL tear. He never lived up to his potential and settled into more of an enforcer's role than his originally projected role of being a tough forward who could also score at the NHL level. In 114 games with the Flyers,Boivin posted 29 points (11 goals, 29 points) and 320 penalty minutes.
 
Defenseman Jeff Lank was born on March 1, 1975 in Indian Head, Sask. Drafted by the Flyers in the ninth round of the 1995 NHL Draft, Lank spent most of his career in the organization as a no-frills defensive defenseman with the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms. He also dressed in a pair of NHL games for the Flyers in 1999-2000.
 
Haitian-born, Canadian-raised forward Claude Vilgrain was born March 1, 1963 in Port-au-Prince. Signed as a free agent in the summer of 1993, Vilgrain played in two regular season games for the Flyers during the latter part of the 1993-94 season. 
 
The late Allan Stanley finished his Hall of Fame career with the Flyers in 1968-69. Born in Timmins, Ont., on March 1, 1926,  Stanley spent 20-plus seasons in the NHL as a standout defenseman. He won four Stanley Cups and twice earned second-team NHL All-Star honors in a career than 1,244 regular season games and 109 playoff games. In his one season in Philadelphia, a 42-year-old Stanley posted four goals and 17 points in 64 regular season games and dressed in three of four playoff games.  Stanley passed away on Oct. 18, 2013 at the age of 87.
 

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