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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Alumni Golf Invitational

 The 2018 Flyers Alumni Golf Invitational will be held on June 28, 2018 at Dupont Country Club in Wilmington, DE. More information will follow soon, including Alumni participants, registration and sponsorship opportunities.

 

2018 Toyota Flyers Charity Classic

The second annual Toyota Flyers Charity Classic is set for July 15, 2018. This city-wide event incorporates a 5k run/walk, 10-mile, 50k, and 100k bike rides, and a day of family-friendly fun with a Flyers Fan Fest at the Wells Fargo Center. As with last year, Flyers Alumni will be prominently involved as participants and fundraisers. Proceeds benefit Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. For more information, visit the official Toyota Flyers Charity Classic website.

 

 

2018 Fantasy Camp Registration

Registration is now open for the 2018 Flyers Alumni Fantasy Camp in Atlantic City (Aug. 17- 20, 2018). This unique annual event provides adult hockey players of all skill levels with the opportunity to interact with Flyers legends both on and off the ice. Proceeds benefit the Flyers Alumni Association. For more information and to register, click here.

TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: MARCH 9

1972: "Cowboy" Bill Flett strikes for a hat trick against his former team, the Los Angeles Kings. The visiting Flyers skate off with a 5-3 win.
 
1976: The long Philadelphia tenure of original Flyer and former team captain Ed Van Impe comes to an end. The Flyers trade the aging defenseman along with backup goaltender Bobby Taylor to the Pittsburgh Penguins for backup goaltender Gary Inness and four late-round (eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th rounds) draft picks in the 1977 NHL Draft. The most notable of the players the Flyers subsequently choose with the picks acquired from Pittsburgh is goaltender Pete Peeters, selected in the eighth round.
 
1997: The Legion of Doom runs wild against the Washington Capitals as Ron Hextall earns a 15-save shutout in a 5-0 home win. John LeClair leads the way with two goals and an assist, while Eric Lindros racks up three assists.
 
1998: In order to secure the contractual release of St, Louis Blues assistant coach Roger Neilson to become Philadelphia's head coach, the Flyers compensate the Blues with a 1999 sixth-round draft pick (Tore Vikingstad).
 
2003: The Flyers acquire veteran checking center and faceoff specialist Claude Lapointe from the New York Islanders for a 2003 fifth-round draft pick.
 
2006: The Flyers acquire aggressive defenseman Denis Gauthier from the Phoenix Coyotes for tough-guy forward and for a pair of previously acquired 2006 second-round draft picks originally belonging to Tampa Bay and Florida. The Flyers also acquire speedy checking forward Niko Dimitrakos from the San Jose Sharks for a 2006 third round pick (later transferred to Columbus and used on the selection of tough winger Tom Sestito, who subsequently plays for the Flyers).

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