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

 

 

 

 

Toyota Flyers Charity Classic: $23,810.71 Raised

Thank you to the 1,500-plus participants, dozens of sponsors and 372 donors for the 2017 Toyota Flyers Charity Classic.  We raised $23,810.71 in online donations in the names of participating teams and individuals. All proceeds raised by Flyers Alumni participants will go to help Snider Hockey build the future Edward M. Snider Flyers Alumni Rink.

By popular demand, the bicycle jerseys and shorts as sported at the event are still available for purchase, both in men's and women's sizes. For more information, click here.

 

 

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2017 Alumni Golf Invitational

Thank you all participating Flyers Alumni, sponsors and registrants at the 2017 Flyers Alumni Golf Invitational. The event took place at Dupont Country Club in Wilmington, DE. Proceeds will benefit BLOCS, Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. 

 

 

2017 Alumni Fantasy Camp: Sold Out

Registration has been filled for the 2017 Flyers Alumni Fantasy Camp in Atlantic City, NJ. Each of the first three editions of this eagerly anticipated annual event also sold out, and the spots for this year's camp (Aug. 18- 21) filled up quickly. All proceeds from Fantasy Camp benefit the charities and community programs supported by the Flyers Alumni Association and Flyers Charities. 

 

 

Brian Propp

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   Early in Brian Propp's hockey career, he had the good fortune to skate next to centremen who could harmonize with Propp's natural instincts. While skating for the Brandon Wheat Kings in 1977-78, he had junior "phenom" Bill Derlago at his side. The combination allowed Propp to lead the league in points with 182. The following season, Laurie Boschman replaced Derlago and raised Propp's game even higher. He again led the league in scoring with a whopping 232 points in 93 games played.


   The Philadelphia Flyers in the 1979 Amateur Draft then snapped him up. He joined the club the following season and found himself on a line with Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach. The trio clicked as Propp established himself as a complete player who could work the corners, check opponents, make creative passes, and score goals.


   From there, the foundation was set as Propp became a solid fixture on the Flyers forward lines for a total of ten and a half seasons. During that time, his team made it to the Stanley Cup finals three times, he made four trips to the All-Star game, and, during regular season play, his consistent work ethic brought home a notable percentage of game-winning goals.


   By 1990, having aged and slowed a step, Propp was traded to the Boston Bruins where he played only 14 games before signing as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars, where he performed for just over two seasons. He then went to play in Switzerland for a year and then rounded out his career with the Hartford Whalers in 1993-94.


Click here for Brian Propp's statistics.

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