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: 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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