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

 

 

 

Flyers Alumni Team: Season Starts Sept. 30

The annual series of Flyers Alumni Team benefit games throughout the Delaware Valley gets underway on Sept. 30, 2017. To help celebrate the start of the Philadelphia Blazers' season, the Flyers Alumni will play against the Blazers' coaches at the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia. The Flyers Community Caravan will also be on hand outside the Skate Zone, with inflatables, games and more for the entire family. Game time is 12:20 p.m. ET. We will announce our full schedule soon.

 

 

Flyers to Retire No. 88

Nearly 600 players have worn the Flyers' crest to date. The Flyers Alumni Association congratulates Eric Lindros on becoming just the sixth to have his jersey number retired. It is a well-deserved honor for No. 88. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 18, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center.

TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: APRIL 20

1974: The Flyers open the Stanley Cup Semifinals with a 4-0 win at the Spectrum against the New York Rangers. Rick MacLeish scores a pair of goals, sandwiched around second-period tallies by Ross Lonsberry and Bill Barber. Bernie Parent plays brilliantly in earning a shutout.
 
1976: The Flyers take a three games to two lead in the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 7-1 blowout win at the Spectrum. Don Saleski racks up a hat trick.
 
1987:Tim Kerr's hat trick highlights a 4-2 Flyers home win as the team takes a 1-0 jump on the New York Islanders in the second round of the playoffs.
 
1995: The Flyers shake off an early shorthanded goal by the visiting New York Islanders to earn a 2-1 win. Goals by Mikael Renberg and Eric Lindros -- their respective 25th of the season -- win the game.

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