Top 50 Philadelphia Flyers

Doesn’t it seem like Philadelphia always had a hockey team, or at the very least always should have?

They actually did for a time as they had the Philadelphia Quakers for one season in the 1930-31 Season but in the 1967 they were part of the first wave of planned expansion in 1967 with five other teams.  Each team had varying levels of success but it was the Flyers that would become the first with not only a real identity (The Broad Street Bullies) and would become the first to win a Stanley Cup, which they accomplished in back-to-back years in 1974 & 1975. 

The Flyers have not won since but they have been in the Finals five time since (1977, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1997 & 2010) and have one of the most desiccated fanbases in Hockey.


This list is up to the end of the 2017/18 season.

Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics and post-season accolades.


Doug Crossman played five seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers where he was often used on the power play.  The Defenseman had better individual seasons before (with Chicago) and after (with the New York Islanders) but it was with Philadelphia where he was at his most consistent with 193 Points in…
As of this writing Sean Couturier is in his eighth season in the National Hockey League all of which have been with the Philadelphia Flyers.  Couturier was the eighth overall Draft Pick in 2011 and it did not take long for the Centre to prove his worth to the team. …
A veteran of 1,086 NHL Games, Brad Marsh would play 514 of them with Philadelphia, which was by far the most he played for any team.  Marsh was never a scoring Defenseman as he only scored 14 Goals for Philadelphia with 96 Assists and he was excellent in his role…
From Stockholm, Sweden, Pelle Eklund played all but five of his NHL Games with the Philadelphia Flyers where he scored 452 Points over 589 Games for a decent .77 Point per Game Average.  Eklund was a very clean player who only 107 Penalty Minutes as a Flyer and he had…
Known as a scrappy agitator who could get under the skin of any opposing player, Ken Linseman was a also an adept scorer who averaged .96 Points per Game when he was with Philadelphia.  A Flyer for four seasons early in his career (and a half season late in it)…
Dan McGillis had his seasons in his career when he was with the Philadelphia Flyers where the Defenseman would post two 45 Point seasons, the second of which would see him finish fourteenth in Norris Trophy voting.  He would have 140 Points over his 340 game tenure with the Flyers.
Keith Primeau had already played for Team Canada in both the World Cup and Olympics and he had already long established himself in Detroit and Carolina and he was dealt to the Flyers in 2000 after holding out due to contract issues with the Hurricanes.  Primeau would go on to…
Brayden Schenn played six seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers where he would have three 20 Goal seasons, the last of which would see him score 17 of his 25 on the Power Play, making him the NHL leader that season (2016-17).  Schenn scored 246 Points for the Flyers over 424…
Arguably the best four year stretch that he had in hockey was from 2005-06 to 2008-09 when he was with the Philadelphia Flyers.  For a stretch he was on the “Deuces Wild” line with Peter Forsberg and Simon Gagne where he would set a career highs with 34 Goals, 31…