Philadelphia's NHL franchise, entered the league in 1967. Winners of 2 Stanley Cups (in 1974 and 1975). They once played in the Spectrum and now play in the oft-renamed First Union Center, the "FU Center" to locals. Famous players: Bernie Parent, Bobby Clarke, Eric Lindros, Dave "The Hammer" Schultz. They play in the NHL: Atlantic Division.

Recent success came with the Legion of Doom line, but several concussions to the big E and a contract dispute with the GM, the selfsame Bobby Clarke, finished that off forever.

BTW, that's Rod Brind'Amour (who now plays for the Carolina Hurricanes).

Team colors: Orange, black and white. Also, in the glory days, black and blue.

Retired Numbers:

  • #1 Bernie Parent
  • #4 Barry Ashbee
  • #5 Dmitri Tertyshny, 1976-1999 - a young defenceman killed in a boating accident¹.
  • #7 Bill Barber
  • #16 Bobby Clarke
  • #99 Wayne Gretzky (league-wide retirement)

1. Thanks to Gizank for this information.

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