The Philadelphia Flyers joined the NHL in 1967. Ed Snider, their founder and long-time owner, built the franchise based on a “professional, no-nonsense culture” and “fostered their relentless will to win and set the highest standards for every activity on and off the ice,” according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman following Snider’s passing in 2016.
There have been many great players who have donned the Philadelphia Flyers sweater over the years, with a few even going into the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are two men, though, who are franchise-defining talents in their respective eras for the hockey club and are interwoven with the history of the Orange and Black.
The month of August has not usually been a busy one in National Hockey League history. However, this date has seen quite a few memorable moments with some veteran players finding new teams and the birth of two Hockey Hall of Famers. The THW time machine is gassed up and ready to take us back
The Philadelphia Flyers have a rich history. In the 54 years since they were introduced to the NHL, the Flyers have accomplished a lot and iced some of the best players to play the game. They’ve won division titles, Stanley Cups and built some of the most competitive teams in the league. Here’s a look back at