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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, originally named the Philadelphia Legends, was created in 1984 and continues to grow.  Alumni can be found playing games around the world and participating in other charitable projects throughout the year.

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Alumni Golf

Thank you to our wonderful alumni and sponsors for making the 2014 Flyers Alumni Golf Invitational a huge success.  The event was held on June 30, 2014 at The Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown, PA.  Players from over four decades spent the day golfing and mingling to raise money for local charities. Proceeds from the event benefit BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools), Flyers Charities, and the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association.

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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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