A decent (though not necessarily spectacular) Goalie in his first nine years in the NHL and WHA, Bernie Parent
’s game elevated to a new level upon returning to Philadelphia for a second stint for the Flyers.
Backstopping the infamous “Broad Street Bullies”, Parent became a brick wall leading the NHL in wins, shutouts and GAA in the next two seasons. Simultaneously, he won the Vezina, was a First Team All Star, but more importantly won the Conn Smythe Trophy in the Flyers back to back Stanley Cup wins. Parent would return back to earth in the following seasons, and a bad eye injury would force an early retirement. Still, the magic that he had in the two Stanley Cup wins was enough to get him into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Bullet Points:Elected In:
GoaliePlayed for:Boston BruinsPhiladelphia FlyersToronto Maple LeafsPhiladelphia Blazers (WHA)Major Accolades and Awards:Vezina Trophy (2) (1974 & 1975)Conn Smythe Trophy (1974 & 1975)First Team All Star (2) (1974 & 1975)Second Team All Star (1) (WHA) (1973)All Star Games (5) (1969, 1970, 1974, 1975 & 1977)Most Wins (2) (1974 & 1975)Lowest Goals Against Average (2) (1974 & 1975)Most Shutouts (3) (1974, 1975 & 1978)Stanley Cup Rings (2) (Philadelphia Flyers 1974 & 1975)
Should Bernie Parent be in the Hall of Fame?
I totally agree with this induction. - 66.7%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 16.7%