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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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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.
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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