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 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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