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

 

 

 

2017 Alumni Golf: Thank you, sponsors!

At a thank you reception at the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 17, 2017, held for our 2017 Flyers Alumni Golf Invitation sponsors, the Flyers Alumni Association donated $150,000 to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation for construction of a new rink and $36,000 to BLOCS.

 

Flyers Alumni Team: Next Game on Oct. 27

On Oct. 27, 2017, the Flyers Alumni Team will pay a visit to the Revolution Ice Gardens in Warwick, PA, for a 7 p.m. ET game. Confirmed Flyers Alumni Team participants include Brad Marsh, Bob "the Hound" Kelly, Larry Goodenough, Mitch Lamoureux, Frank "the Animal" Bialowas, Dave MacIsaac and Freddy Cassivi. 

 

Rick MacLeish

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    Center Rick MacLeish played over 800 NHL games on five different clubs in the 70s and 80s. Blessed with a quick wrist shot and natural offensive instincts, he topped the 30-goal mark seven times in 14 big league seasons.


   Born in Lindsay, Onmacleish 2tario, MacLeish spent the majority of his junior career with the OHA's Peterborough Petes. The Boston Bruins took him fourth overall in 1970 after notching 101 points and earning a place on the OHA first all-star team. After starting his pro career with the CHL's Oklahoma City Blazers, the young pivot was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in February, 1971. He was promptly given a chance to get his feet wet in the NHL and looked fairly solid in 26 games.


   The Flyers opted to start MacLeish in the AHL in 1971-72 before recalling him late in the year. The next season he broke through with 50 goals while playing the power play and taking a regular shift with Gary Dornhoefer and Ross Lonsberry. Over the next two season he continued to produce on offense but was asked to take on penalty killing and defensive responsibility. MacLeish's excellence was a key component on the Flyers' consecutive Stanley Cup wins in 1974 and 1975. During the first title run he led all playoff goal scorers with 13 goals and 22 points. Overall, MacLeish was named to play in the 1976, 1977 and 1980 NHL all-star games.


   During the late 70s, MacLeish was a top two-way player for Philly. In 1979-80 he scored 31 goals while teaming with Bob Kelly and Dennis Vervegaert. The trio helped the Flyers set an NHL record by going undefeated in 35 straight games and later reach the 1980 Stanley Cup final. In July 1981, the veteran pivot joined the youthful Hartford Whalers. During his last three NHL seasons MacLeish also played in Pittsburgh, did a second tour in Philly and dressed for the Detroit Red Wings before retiring in 1984.


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