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 22

1980: The Flyers wrap up their Stanley Cup Quarterfinal series with the New York Rangers with a 3-1 victory at the Spectrum in Game Five. Goals by Al Hill, Behn Wilson and Paul Holmgren build a 3-0 lead before the midpoint of regulation. Rookie goalie Pete Peeters (25 saves on 26 shots) takes it from there.
 
1995: John LeClair's rebound put-in of a Mikael Renberg shot at the 54-second mark of overtime gives the Flyers a 4-3 road win over the New Jersey Devils. Rob DiMaio, Kevin Dineen and Eric Lindros score in regulation before a third-period rally by the Devils forces OT. 
 
1999: The Flyers get their ill-fated first-round playoff series with the Toronto Maple Leafs off to a promising enough start, securing a 3-0 shutout victory in Game One in Toronto. John Vanbiesbrouck posts a 25-save shutout, which includes a crucial penalty shot save on superstar center Mats Sundin. Moments before the penalty shot attempt, Sundin's Swedish countryman, Mikael Renberg, gives Vanbiesbrouck a word of advice to expect Sundin to try to use a quick shot release and score high. Valeri Zelepukin, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins post a picket fence on the period-by-period scoreboard. 
 
2006: A dramatic Flyers comeback -- featuring a stellar 55-save performance by goalie Robert Esche, a dominant third period by Peter Forsberg and a tying goal by Simon Gagne with 1:51 left in regulation -- goes to waste in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres prevail 3-2 in double overtime.
 
2008: In the seventh and deciding game of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Washington Capitals, Joffrey Lupul's power play goal at the 6:06 mark of overtime wins the game and series for the Flyers. Scottie Upshall and Sami Kapanen sandwich goals in between tallies by Washington's Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Ovechkin in regulation.
 
 
FLYERS ALUMNI BIRTHDAYS
 
Four Flyers Alumni share April 22 birthdays: center Peter Zezel (1965-2009, see related article), utility forward, NHL debut game scoring record holder and current-day scout Al Hill (1955), defenseman Zarley Zalapski (1968), and defenseman Milos Holan (1971).

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