Fourteen people, nine players and five builders, who spent time with the Flyers have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Flyers have inducted twenty people into a team hall of fame since 1988 and five of those inductees have also had their numbers retired.
The Flyers won the Stanley Cup as league champions in back-to-back years during the mid-1970s. They have not won the Cup since despite six return trips to the Stanley Cup Finals. They won the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl six times, twice as West Division champions and four times as Campbell Conference regular season champions. Realignment after the 1980–81 season moved the Flyers to the Wales Conference (known as the Eastern Conference since the 1993–94 season) and they have since won the trophy given to the conference's playoff champion, the Prince of Wales Trophy, four times. The Flyers have never won the Presidents' Trophy which has been given to the team finishing the regular season with the best overall record based on points since the 1985–86 season. Prior to the creation of the trophy the Flyers led the league in points three times for the 1974–75, 1979–80, and 1984–85 seasons.
Nineteen Flyers players or coaches have received twenty-eight annual individual awards from the league, most occurring during the 1970s and 1980s. The most frequently won awards include the Conn Smythe Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, Jack Adams Award, and the Vezina Trophy, each won four times by Flyers players or coaches. Bobby Clarke's three Hart Trophy wins is the most of any Flyers player or coach of one particular award.
In the case of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player who exhibits outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability, no Flyers player has ever finished in the top three in the voting for it. Due to their history as the Broad Street Bullies during the 1970s it has been suggested the Lady Byng is not an award Flyers players covet.Dave Brown, who was an enforcer with the team during the 1980s and 1990s, went so far as to say the only way he would ever win the award is "if they renamed it the Man Byng."
Bobby Clarke spent his entire Hockey Hall of Fame career with the Flyers, winning three Hart Trophies as league MVP as well as several other awards and honors.
During both of the Flyers two Stanley Cup championship seasons, Bernie Parent won the Vezina Trophy, the Conn Smythe Trophy, and was a season-ending First Team All-Star.
Individual awards won by Philadelphia Flyers players and staff
The following is a list of Philadelphia Flyers who have been enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Of the nine Flyers inducted as Players, four spent significant time with the team – Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber played their entire NHL careers with the Flyers while Bernie Parent and Mark Howe each played ten seasons with the club. Of the five who were inducted as Builders who spent some time in the Flyers organization, Ed Snider, Keith Allen, and Fred Shero were inducted largely due to their time with the Flyers.
Mark Howe, inducted in 2011, played ten seasons of his Hall of Fame career with the Flyers.
Philadelphia Flyers inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
Six members of the Flyers organization have been honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy. The trophy has been presented by the National Hockey League and USA Hockey since 1966 to honor a recipient's contribution to ice hockey in the United States. This list includes all personnel who have ever been employed by the Philadelphia Flyers in any capacity and have also received the Lester Patrick Trophy.
Members of the Philadelphia Flyers honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy
The Flyers have retired five of their jersey numbers and taken another number out of circulation. Barry Ashbee's number 4 was retired a few months after his death from leukemia.Bernie Parent's number 1 — Parent wore number 30 during his first stint with the Flyers — and Bobby Clarke's number 16 were retired less than a year after retiring while Bill Barber's number 7 and Mark Howe's number 2 were retired shortly after their inductions into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The number 31, last worn by goaltender Pelle Lindbergh, was removed from circulation after Lindbergh's death on November 11, 1985, but it is not officially retired. Also out of circulation is the number 99 which was retired league-wide for Wayne Gretzky on February 6, 2000. Gretzky did not play for the Flyers during his 20-year NHL career and no Flyers player had ever worn the number 99 prior to its retirement.
Brian Propp was elected to the Flyers Hall of Fame in 1999.
Established in 1988, the Flyers Hall of Fame was designed to "permanently honor those individuals who have contributed to the franchise's success." Candidates for the hall are nominated and voted upon by a panel of media members and team officials.
Members of the Philadelphia Flyers inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame
Chris Pronger won the Barry Ashbee Trophy in 2009–10.
First awarded following the 1974–75 season, the Barry Ashbee Trophy is given out to the team's "outstanding defenseman" as determined by a panel vote consisting of local sportscasters and sportswriters. The trophy is named in honor of Barry Ashbee, an NHL Second Team All-Star and the team's best defenseman during the 1973–74 season who suffered a career-ending eye injury during Game 4 of the 1974 Stanley Cup Semifinals.Eric Desjardins won the trophy seven times during his Flyers career including six in a row his first six seasons with the Flyers. Kimmo Timonen with five wins and Mark Howe with four wins are the only other Flyers to win the trophy at least three times.
Jakub Voracek won the Bobby Clarke Trophy in 2012–13.
The Flyers unveiled the Bobby Clarke Trophy on November 15, 1984 to honor the retired Bobby Clarke during Bobby Clarke Night at the Spectrum. Clarke was the captain of the Flyers for several seasons, including during the team's two Stanley Cup championship seasons, and was and still is the holder of several Philadelphia Flyers records. Since then it has been given to the "team's most valuable player" as determined by a panel vote consisting of local sportscasters and sportswriters.Eric Lindros won the trophy four times during his Flyers career while Ron Hextall, Mark Recchi, and Claude Giroux have won the trophy three times each.
First given out for the 2006–07 season to honor the memory of long-time announcerGene Hart, the Gene Hart Memorial Award is given to the Flyer "who demonstrated the most “Heart” during the season" as voted on by members of the Philadelphia Flyers Fan Club at their monthly meetings.
Braydon Coburn was a co-winner of the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy in 2007–08.
The Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy is awarded to the "Flyer who has most improved from the previous season, as voted by his teammates." Named to honor the memory of Pelle Lindbergh, a Vezina Trophy winning goaltender with the Flyers who died at the age of 26 on November 11, 1985 following a car crash the day before, the trophy has been given to 21 different players since the 1993–94 season.
First given out following the 2000–01 season, the Toyota Cup is an award given to the player who earns the most points from Star of the Game selections throughout the regular season, "five points for being the First Star, three for Second Star, and one for Third Star." The Tri-State Toyota Dealers sponsor the award and make a donation of $5,000 in the winning player's name to the player's favorite charity.Simon Gagne and Claude Giroux with three wins each are the only multiple time winners of the trophy.
Jaromir Jagr won the Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award in 2011–12.
The Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award was first awarded following the 1976–77 season as the Class Guy Award "to the player who best exemplifies a strong rapport with the media." The award was renamed and re-defined in 1999 to honor the memory of Yanick Dupre. Dupre, who played 35 games over parts of three seasons with the Flyers, died on August 16, 1997, at the age of 24 after a 16-month battle with leukemia. It is now given to the "Flyer who best illustrates character, dignity and respect for the sport both on and off the ice" as decided by the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.
^The winners of the Most Courageous Award for 1977, 1979, 1984, 1986, and 1991 are listed in the cited article with the incorrect year, i.e., the year that follows the award year. (The awards dinner and presentation occur in January or February of the year following the award year.) "‘Most Courageous Athlete Award’ - Memorable Moments". Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. January 14, 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
^The award will be given by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association (PSWA) at its 107th annual banquet on January 31, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Flyers Earn PSWA’s ‘Team of the Year’ Award. PSWA Dinner website. Retrieved 2010-12-16.