List of Philadelphia Flyers general managers

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Keith Allen, shown here during his playing career, built two Stanley Cup winning teams during 14 seasons as Flyers general manager.

The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference. The Flyers were founded in 1967 as one of six expansion teams, increasing the size of the NHL at that time to 12 teams.[1]

Since the franchise was established, the team has had 6 general managers, including Keith Allen, who built the Flyers teams that won two Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975,[2] and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.[2] Allen served the longest single stint, 14 seasons, as Flyers GM while Bob Clarke served the most seasons (19) over two stints. Paul Holmgren is the Flyers current general manager.

Key[edit]

# Number of general managers[a]
* Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder
double-dagger Replaced during the season

General managers[edit]

Bob Clarke, shown here during the warmup for the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game, served 19 seasons over two stints as general manager.
# Name Seasons Term Accomplishments during term
1 Poile, BudBud Poile* 3 (196769)double-dagger May 31, 1966[3] – December 19, 1969[4]
2 Allen, KeithKeith Allen* 14 (196983) December 22, 1969[4][2] – May 27, 1983[2][5] 2 Stanley Cup Championships (1974, 1975)
4 Campbell Conference Championships (1975, 1976, 1977, 1980)
3 McCammon, BobBob McCammon 1 (1983–84) May 27, 1983[5] – April 25, 1984[6]
4 Clarke, BobBob Clarke 6 (198490) May 15, 1984[7] – April 16, 1990[8] 2 Wales Conference Championships (1985, 1987)
5 Farwell, RussRuss Farwell 4 (199094) June 6, 1990[9] – June 15, 1994[10][11]
Clarke, BobBob Clarke 13 (19942006)double-dagger June 15, 1994[10] – October 22, 2006[12] 1 Eastern Conference Championship (1997)
6 Holmgren, PaulPaul Holmgren 8 (2006present) October 22, 2006[12]present 1 Eastern Conference Championship (2010)

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the Flyers. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

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References[edit]

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Specific

  1. ^ "Winter Classic Facts to Astound and Amaze". Philadelphia Flyers. 2009-12-25. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d "FLYERS MOURN THE PASSING OF KEITH ALLEN". Philadelphia Flyers. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Flyers History - Season Overview : 1967-68". P. Anson. FlyersHistory.net. Retrieved 2011-05-15. "31-May-66 Bud Poile signed (GM)" 
  4. ^ a b "Allen Named General Manager Of Flyers as Successor to Poile". The New York Times. 1969-12-22. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  5. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE; Flyer Changes". The New York Times. 1983-05-28. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  6. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; 2 Coaches Out". The New York Times. 1984-04-25. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  7. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; Clarke Quits Playing". The New York Times. 1984-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  8. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Flyers Dismiss Clarke". The New York Times. 1990-04-17. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  9. ^ Gary Miles (1990-06-07). "Gm Arrives, Gm Departs: Farwell Gets His Chance With Flyers". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  10. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Compensation for Clarke". The New York Times. 1994-06-16. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  11. ^ Les Bowen (1994-06-30). "Farwell Has Shot At Clarke's Old Job". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  12. ^ a b "Flyers GM Clarke resigns; coach Hitchcock fired". ESPN.com. 2006-10-24. Retrieved 2011-05-15.