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1971-72



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Key Personnel

Coach
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Fred Shero
G.M.
GM Pic
Keith Allen
Captain
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Ed Van Impe

W-L-T Record

GP W L T Pts Win% GF GA Division
Overall 78 26 38 14 66 0.423 200 236 5th
Home 19 13 7 45 0.577 111 97
Road 7 25 7 21 0.269 89 139

Standings

West
Team W L T Pts GF GA
Chicago Blackhawks 46 17 15 107 256 166
Minnesota North Stars 37 29 12 86 212 191
St. Louis Blues 28 39 11 67 208 247
Philadelphia Flyers 26 38 14 66 200 236
Pittsburgh Penguins 26 38 14 66 220 258
California Golden Seals 21 39 18 60 216 288
Los Angeles Kings 20 49 9 49 206 305

Playoff Games

None

Scoring Leaders

Goals
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Bobby Clarke -35
Assists
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Bobby Clarke -46
Points
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Bobby Clarke -81

Scoring Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh% TGF TPGF TGA TPGA
Bobby ClarkeC 78354681 872211 13322515.56 105326918
Gary DornhoeferR 75173249 183-152 32116810.12 68207714
Simon NoletR 67232043 2266 05220111.44 7027403
Rick FoleyD 58112536 168-165 0021248.87 6533513
Bob KellyL 78141529 157160 03011711.97 411251
Jim JohnsonC * 46131528 12-215 2108615.12 34125815
Serge BernierC * 44121123 51-205 03012010 3213390
Bill ClementC 4991423 39-140 010949.57 3045010
Brent HughesD 6322022 3560 000932.15 77176713
Bill FlettR 31111021 2653 0111169.48 3811242
Barry AshbeeD 7361420 7522 0101045.77 80128721
Jean-Guy GendronL 5661319 36-22 000956.32 329261
Jean PotvinD 2931215 6-62 0102313.04 2216131
Ross LonsberryL 327714 22-90 002887.95 255301
Michel ParizeauL 3721214 10-61 010395.13 219213
Bill LesukL * 457613 31-142 0101166.03 2974812
Ed Van ImpeD 734913 78-80 0021103.64 6219526
Lew MorrisonR 585510 26-181 000578.77 1514917
Joe WatsonD 653710 38-170 0111102.73 3907620
Dick SarrazinR 28347 401 010387.89 146102
Eddie JoyalC 26347 8-132 000417.32 114200
Willie BrossartD 42044 12-70 000420 181295
Rick MacLeishC 17123 9-90 000372.7 52131
Larry MickeyR * 14123 8-51 000224.55 8490
Wayne HillmanD 47033 21-160 000180 1423810
Larry KeenanL 14112 2-41 010137.69 4271
Pierre PlanteR 24101 15-110 000244.17 41140
Doug Favell G 54011 3200 0000
Larry WrightC 27011 2-60 000210 3191
Larry HaleD 6011 0-50 00020 50111
Ralph MacSweynD 2011 000 00020 3120
Bruce Gamble G 24000 200 0000
Larry BrownD 12000 2-30 00090 40125
Bobby Taylor G 6000 000 0000
Don McLeod G 4000 000 0000
Jim MairD 2000 0-20 00030 2220
Dave SchultzL 1000 000 0000 1010
Rene DroletR 1000 000 00030 0000
Don SaleskiR 1000 0-10 00020 0010
BenchX 14
* = did not finish season with Flyers
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Goaltending Statistics

Name GP Mins GA Avg W L T OTL EN SO Shts Pct SO-GA SO-Sht
Doug Favell5429931402.8118259 5516670.916
Bruce Gamble241186582.93782 226630.913
Bobby Taylor6320163.00122 001940.918
Don McLeod4181144.64031 101020.863

Playoff Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW OT Sht Sh%
None

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Name GP Mins GA GAA W L EN SO Shts Pct
None

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All-Star Game Representatives

Bobby Clarke, Simon Nolet

Shutouts

Date Opponent Score Goalie #
16-Oct-71at Los Angeles Kings1-0Doug Favell 9
18-Nov-71vs Los Angeles Kings2-0Bruce Gamble 1
5-Dec-71vs California Golden Seals3-0Doug Favell 10
16-Dec-71vs Buffalo Sabres5-0Doug Favell 11
30-Jan-72vs Pittsburgh Penguins4-0Bruce Gamble 2
2-Mar-72vs Minnesota North Stars3-0Doug Favell 12
25-Mar-72vs California Golden Seals3-0Doug Favell 13
# = career number as a Flyer P = playoffs

Hattricks

Date Player # Score Goalie(s)
31-Oct-71Simon Nolet2 Montreal Canadiens 3 - FLYERS 5K.Dryden
9-Jan-72Bill Lesuk1 California Golden Seals 3 - FLYERS 10G.Meloche(1) G.Kurt(2)
9-Mar-72Bill Flett1 Flyers 5 - Los Angeles Kings 3G.Edwards
po = playoffs, n=natural, 4=4goals, 5=5goals #=career number as a Flyer

Opening Games

SeasonFlyers 2 - Pittsburgh 3 (L)
HomeLos Angeles 7 - Flyers 0 (L)
RoadFlyers 2 - Pittsburgh 3 (L)

NHL Awards

Bill Masterton
Winner
Award Pic
Winner Pic
Dedication
Bobby Clarke

Team Awards

-none established yet

Trades

Date To Flyers Other Team From Flyers
13-Jun-71Larry MickeyLos Angeles KingsLarry Hillman
8-Sep-71cashPortland (WHL)Cliff Schmautz
15-Oct-71Rick FoleyChicago BlackhawksAndre Lacroix
16-Nov-71Larry KeenanBuffalo SabresLarry Mickey
28-Jan-72Bill Flett, Ed Joyal, Ross Lonsberry & Jean PotvinLos Angeles KingsSerge Bernier, Jimmy Johnson & Bill Lesuk

Transactions

Date Aquisition
2-Jun-71Fred Shero signed (Head coach - 3 yrs)
8-Jun-71Frank Spring claimed from Boston Bruins via intra-league draft
8-Jun-71Garry Peters lost to Boston Bruins via intra-league draft
8-Jun-71Larry Brown claimed from New York Rangers via intra-league draft
8-Jun-71Don McLeod claimed from Detroit Red Wings via intra-league draft
1-Jul-71Orest Kindrachuk signed as a free agent
7-Aug-71Pierre Plante signed
16-Aug-71Wayne Hillman signed
16-Aug-71Larry Hillman signed
16-Aug-71Doug Favell signed
16-Aug-71Bruce Gamble signed
2-Sep-71Rick MacLeish signed
2-Sep-71Bob Kelly signed
2-Sep-71Larry Brown signed
5-Sep-71Joe Watson signed
5-Sep-71Lew Morrison signed
5-Sep-71Jim Johnson signed
7-Sep-71Serge Bernier signed
7-Sep-71Bill Lesuk signed
7-Sep-71Larry Mickey signed
7-Sep-71Jean-Guy Gendron signed
8-Sep-71Gary Dornhoefer signed
8-Sep-71Frank Spring signed
8-Sep-71Danny Schock signed
8-Sep-71Wayne Hillman signed
8-Sep-71Ed Van Impe signed
10-Sep-71Andre Lacroix signed
11-Sep-71Bob Hurlburt signed as a free agent
20-Sep-71Jim Booth released
20-Sep-71Jim Martz released
20-Sep-71Peet Donnelly released
20-Sep-71Pat Grace released
20-Sep-71Ken Paquet released
20-Sep-71Keith Wright released
20-Sep-71Tom Stachniak released
20-Sep-71Doug Kershlake released
20-Sep-71Jacques Lapierre demoted (EHL Jersey Devils/Roanole Valley Rebels)
20-Sep-71Paul Tosh demoted (EHL Jersey Devils/Roanole Valley Rebels)
20-Sep-71Barry Grahame demoted (EHL Jersey Devils/Roanole Valley Rebels)
20-Sep-71Gary Westbury demoted (EHL Jersey Devils/Roanole Valley Rebels)
20-Sep-71Roger Kosar demoted (EHL Jersey Devils/Roanole Valley Rebels)
6-Oct-71Danny Schock demoted
6-Oct-71Don McLeod demoted
7-Oct-71Wayne Hillman signed
7-Oct-71Larry Hillman signed
7-Oct-71Doug Favell signed
9-Oct-71Lew Morrison put on waivers
29-Oct-71Larry Hale demoted
9-Nov-71Willie Brossart demoted
16-Nov-71Lew Morrison called up
18-Nov-71Rick MacLeish demoted
2-Dec-71Larry Brown demoted
8-Dec-71Michel Parizeau claimed from St.Louis Blues on waivers
10-Dec-71Jim Mair called up
10-Dec-71Bill Clement called up
11-Dec-71Lew Morrison called up
11-Dec-71Dick Sarrazin called up
13-Dec-71Pierre Plante demoted
13-Dec-71Jim Mair demoted
17-Dec-71Larry Wright demoted
23-Dec-71Willie Brossart called up
10-Jan-72Don Saleski called up
19-Jan-72Ralph MacSweyn called up
28-Jan-72Larry Brown lost to Los Angeles Kings from waivers
16-Feb-72Bobby Taylor called up
22-Feb-72Dick Sarrazin demoted
16-Mar-72Rick MacLeish called up
20-Mar-72Bobby Clarke signed (5 yr, $100,000/season (was $25,000))
20-Mar-72Rick Foley signed
20-Mar-72Larry Wright signed
20-Mar-72Pierre Plante signed
20-Mar-72Glen Irwin signed
20-Mar-72Don McCullough signed

Draft Picks

Rd # Player Pos
18Larry WrightC
19Pierre PlanteRW
336Glen IrwinD
450Ted ScharfRW
564Don McCullochD
678Yvon BilodeauD
792Bobby GerrardRW
8106Jerome MrazekG

Record vs. Other Teams

Overall Home Road
Team W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA
Boston Bruins0600923 030410 030513
Buffalo Sabres22201916 201114 021812
California Golden Seals42002413 300163 120810
Chicago Blackhawks23101219 21077 021512
Detroit Red Wings23101523 111911 120612
Los Angeles Kings32101317 111510 21087
Minnesota North Stars1320814 11144 021410
Montreal Canadiens23101315 21098 02147
New York Rangers06001129 030514 030615
Pittsburgh Penguins23102017 201145 030612
St.Louis Blues12302019 111107 0121012
Toronto Maple Leafs22201416 11168 11188
Vancouver Canucks51002215 300116 210119








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