1967–68 Philadelphia Flyers season

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1967–68 Philadelphia Flyers
West Division champions
Division1st West
1967–68 record31–32–11
Home record17–13–7
Road record14–19–4
Goals for173 (11th)
Goals against179 (3rd)
Team information
PresidentBill Putnam
General ManagerBud Poile
CoachKeith Allen
CaptainLou Angotti
Alternate captainsBill Sutherland
Ed Van Impe
ArenaSpectrum[a]
Average attendance9,625[2]
Minor league affiliate(s)Quebec Aces
Seattle Totems
Phoenix Roadrunners
Knoxville Knights
Team leaders
GoalsLeon Rochefort (21)
AssistsLou Angotti (37)
PointsLou Angotti (49)
Penalty minutesEd Van Impe (141)
Plus/minusJoe Watson (+12)
Larry Zeidel (+12)
WinsDoug Favell (16)
Goals against averageDoug Favell (2.27)

The 1967–68 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' inaugural season and the first National Hockey League (NHL) season in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since the Philadelphia Quakers' 1930–31 season. The Flyers won the West Division, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the St. Louis Blues in seven games.

NHL expansion[edit]

Philadelphia waited almost 35 years from when the Quakers' played their last home game (a 4–0 loss to Chicago on March 17, 1931) for the NHL to return when the city was awarded an expansion franchise on February 9, 1966. Philadelphia was a bit of a surprise choice since a group from the nearby city of Baltimore were considered favorites to land a team.[3]

The man who often receives the most credit for bringing NHL hockey back to Philadelphia is Ed Snider. While attending a basketball game in 1964 at the Boston Garden, the then vice-president of the Philadelphia Eagles observed a crowd of Boston Bruins fans lining up to purchase tickets to see a last-place team.[4] Intrigued, he began making plans for a new arena upon hearing the NHL was looking to expand due to fears of a competing league taking hold on the West Coast and the desire for a new television contract in the United States. Snider made his proposal to the league and the Philadelphia group — including Snider, Bill Putnam, Jerome Schiff, and Eagles owner Jerry Wolman — was chosen over the Baltimore group.

On April 4, 1966, Putnam announced there would be a name-the-team contest and that orange, black and white would be the team colors.[5] Wanting what he referred to as "hot" colors, Putnam's choice was influenced by the orange and white of his alma mater, the University of Texas, and the orange and black of Philadelphia's previous NHL team, the Quakers.[5] Also announced on April 4 was the hiring of a Chicago firm to design the team's arena.[5]

Details of the name-the-team contest were released on July 12, 1966.[5] As sponsor of the contest, ballots were available at local Acme Markets grocery stores and included a top prize of a RCA 21" color television, two season tickets for both the second and third prize winners, and a pair of tickets to a game for the next 100 winners.[5] Among the names considered behind the scenes were Quakers, Ramblers, and Liberty Bells.[5] The first two were the names of previous Philadelphia hockey teams and given the connotations of losing (Quakers) and the minor leagues (Ramblers), were passed over. Liberty Bells, though seriously considered, was also the name of a local race track. Bashers, Blizzards, Bruisers, Huskies, Keystones, Knights, Lancers, Raiders, and Sabres were among the other names considered.[5]

The flying P has been the Flyers' primary logo since the beginning.

It was Ed Snider's sister Phyllis who ended up naming the team when she suggested Flyers on a return trip from a Broadway play.[5] Ed knew immediately it would be the winning name, since it captured the speed of the game and went well phonetically with Philadelphia. On August 3, 1966, the team name was announced.[5] Of the 11,000 ballots received, more than 100 selected Flyers as the team name and were entered into a drawing to select a winner. 9-year-old boy Alec Stockard from Narberth, who had spelled it "Fliers" on his entry,[5] won the drawing and was declared the winner.

With the name and colors already known, Philadelphia advertising firm Mel Richmann Inc. was hired to design a logo and jersey.[5] With Tom Paul as head of the project, artist Sam Ciccone designed both the logo and jerseys with the concept to represent speed.[5] Ciccone's winged P design, four stylized wings attached to a slanted P with an orange dot to represent a puck, was considered the "obvious choice" over his other designs which included a winged skate.[5] Ciccone's jersey design, a stripe down each shoulder and down the arms, represented wings.[5]

Off-season[edit]

The men hired to build the expansion Flyers were Bud Poile as general manager and Keith Allen as head coach.[6][7] Both were former NHL players and were Western Hockey League coaches in the years preceding expansion, Poile with the San Francisco Seals and Allen with the Seattle Totems.[6][7] On May 8, 1967, the Flyers purchased the American Hockey League's Quebec Aces and with them acquired sixteen professional players and the rights to sixteen amateur players.[8] The NHL Expansion Draft was held a month later on June 6.[9] The six expansion franchises selected 20 players from the Original Six teams, though most of the players available were either aging veterans or career minor-leaguers before expansion occurred.[9] Among the Flyers' 20 selections were Bernie Parent, Doug Favell, Ed Van Impe, Joe Watson, Lou Angotti (who was named the Flyers' first captain),[10] Leon Rochefort, and Gary Dornhoefer.[9] The following day, the Flyers made two selections in the 1967 NHL Amateur Draft, notably Serge Bernier 5th overall from the Sorel Éperviers.

Regular season[edit]

The Flyers made their debut on October 11, 1967, losing 5–1 on the road to the California Seals.[11] Bill Sutherland scored the first goal in franchise history. They won their first game a week later, defeating the St. Louis Blues on the road, 2–1.[12] The Flyers made their home debut in front of a crowd of 7,812, shutting out their trans-Pennsylvania rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, 1–0 on October 19.[13] With all six expansion teams grouped into the same division, the Flyers were able to win the division with a below .500 record and after being forced to play their last seven home games on the road (five of them at Le Colisée in Quebec City, the home of their AHL affiliate) due to a March 1 storm blowing parts of the Spectrum's roof off.[1]

The team was led offensively by Leon Rochefort in goals (21) and Lou Angotti in assists (37) and points (49). Bill Sutherland was the only other player on the team with at least 20 goals and Gary Dornhoefer was the only other player with at least 30 assists. Rochefort was the only Flyer to take part in the NHL All-Star Game. Despite the lack of offensive firepower, the Flyers were strong enough defensively to be a respectable 8–15–1 against Original Six teams, winning at least one game against all six and winning three of their four games against the defending Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs. 22-year-old goaltenders Doug Favell and Bernie Parent split time in net and put up similar numbers. Favell finished 3rd in Calder Memorial Trophy voting.[14]

Season standings[edit]

West Division[15]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 74 31 32 11 173 179 −6 73
2 Los Angeles Kings 74 31 33 10 200 224 −24 72
3 St. Louis Blues 74 27 31 16 177 191 −14 70
4 Minnesota North Stars 74 27 32 15 191 226 −35 69
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 74 27 34 13 195 216 −21 67
6 Oakland Seals 74 15 42 17 153 219 −66 47


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1967-68 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET LAK MIN MON NYR OAK PHI PIT STL TOR
Boston 5–3–2 5–3–2 3–1 2–2 5–5 6–2–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–1–1 2–5–3
Chicago 3–5–2 4–3–3 2–1–1 3–1 2–6–2 3–4–3 3–0–1 3–1 2–1–1 2–0–2 5–4–1
Detroit 3–5–2 3–4–3 1–2–1 2–2 3–6–1 3–5–2 3–0–1 3–1 3–1 2–1–1 1–8–1
Los Angeles 1–3 1–2–1 2–1–1 2–6–2 2–2 2–2 4–4–2 5–4–1 6–4 4–3–3 2–2
Minnesota 2–2 1–3 2–2 6–2–2 1–2–1 0–2–2 5–2–3 3–6–1 3–4–3 3–5–2 1–2–1
Montreal 5–5 6–2–2 6–3–1 2–2 2–1–1 4–4–2 3–1 2–1–1 4–0 3–0–1 5–3–2
New York 2–6–2 4–3–3 5–3–2 2–2 2–0–2 4–4–2 4–0 3–1 3–0–1 3–1 7–3
Oakland 2–2 0–3–1 0–3–1 4–4–2 2–5–3 1–3 0–4 4–3–3 1–5–4 0–7–3 1–3
Philadelphia 1–3 1–3 1–3 4–5–1 6–3–1 1–2–1 1–3 3–4–3 3–4–3 7–1–2 3–1
Pittsburgh 2–2 1–2–1 1–3 4–6 4–3–3 0–4 0–3–1 5–1–4 4–3–3 4–6 2–1–1
St. Louis 1–2–1 0–2–2 1–2–1 3–4–3 5–3–2 0–3–1 1–3 7–0–3 1–7–2 6–4 2–1–1
Toronto 5–2–3 4–5–1 8–1–1 2–2 2–1–1 3–5–2 3–7 3–1 1–3 1–2–1 1–2–1

Playoffs[edit]

The Flyers returned to the Spectrum in time to open up their first playoff series on April 4, 1968, against the St. Louis Blues. The Blues came into the series as underdogs, but they took Game 1 1–0. Pat Hannigan scored the Flyers first ever playoff goal 1:32 into the first period of Game 2. Tied going into the third period, Leon Rochefort's goal with 13:09 left proved to be the game winner in a 4–3 result. The series shifted to St. Louis and the Flyers lost both Games 3 and 4. With the Flyers on the verge of elimination, Rosaire Paiement scored a hat trick in Game 5 and the Flyers won 6–1. Returning to St. Louis for Game 6, Don Blackburn's goal with 8:42 left in the 2nd overtime forced a Game 7. However, the Flyers lost Game 7 by a score of 3–1.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1967–68 regular season

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

1968 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
7 Lou Angotti 30 C 70 12 37 49 4 35 7 0 0 0 1 2
12, 24 Gary Dornhoefer 24 RW 65 13 30 43 6 134 3 0 0 0 −3 15
9 Leon Rochefort 28 RW 74 21 21 42 −1 16 7 2 0 2 −2 2
18 Ed Hoekstra 30 C 70 15 21 36 6 6 7 0 1 1 −3 0
10 Brit Selby 22 LW 56 15 15 30 −3 24 7 1 1 2 0 4
11 Bill Sutherland 33 LW 60 20 9 29 1 6 7 1 3 4 −1 0
8 Don Blackburn 29 LW 67 9 20 29 −2 23 7 3 0 3 1 8
22 Forbes Kennedy 32 C 73 10 18 28 4 130 7 1 4 5 0 14
14 Pat Hannigan 31 RW 65 11 15 26 6 36 7 1 2 3 −2 9
16 Claude LaForge 31 LW 63 9 16 25 8 36 5 1 2 3 0 15
4 John Miszuk 27 D 74 5 17 22 1 79 7 0 3 3 1 11
3 Joe Watson 24 D 73 5 14 19 12 56 7 1 1 2 0 28
2 Ed Van Impe 27 D 67 4 13 17 −5 141 7 0 4 4 −1 11
15 Andre Lacroix 22 C 18 6 8 14 0 6 7 2 3 5 −2 0
15 Garry Peters 25 C 31 7 5 12 −2 22
5 Jean Gauthier 30 D 65 5 7 12 0 74 7 1 3 4 −2 6
24 Larry Zeideldagger 39 D 57 1 10 11 12 68 7 0 1 1 0 12
17 Wayne Hicksdouble-dagger 30 RW 32 2 7 9 −5 6
19 Art Strattondagger 32 C 12 0 4 4 −4 4 5 0 0 0 −1 0
21 Jim Johnson 25 C 13 2 1 3 −1 2
20 Rosaire Paiementdagger 22 RW 7 1 0 1 1 11 3 3 0 3 2 0
30 Bernie Parent 22 G 38 0 1 1 N/A 23 5 0 0 0 N/A 0
20 Jean-Guy Gendron 33 LW 1 0 1 1 1 2
1 Doug Favell 22 G 37 0 0 0 N/A 37 2 0 0 0 N/A 5
6 John Hanna 32 D 15 0 0 0 1 0
12 Ralph MacSweyn 25 D 4 0 0 0 0 0
21, 22 Simon Nolet 26 RW 4 0 0 0 −1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
20 Keith Wright 23 LW 1 0 0 0 1 0
24 Terry Ball 23 D 1 0 0 0 −1 0
21 Dwight Carruthers 23 D 1 0 0 0 0 0
19 Roger Pelletier 22 D 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP GS W L T SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI GP GS W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
30 Bernie Parent 22 38 37 15 17 5 1249 93 2.48 .926 4 2,243:51 5 5 2 3 215 8 1.36 .963 0 353:33
1 Doug Favell 22 37 37 16 15 6 1204 83 2.27 .931 4 2,190:44 2 2 1 1 62 8 4.01 .871 0 119:47

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Type Award/honor Recipient Ref
League (in-season) NHL All-Star Game selection Leon Rochefort [16]

Records[edit]

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 1967–68 season
Record Type Total Player Ref
Goals against average, playoffs Season 1.35 Bernie Parent [17]
Save percentage, playoffs Season .963 Bernie Parent [18]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 1967–68 season
Record Type Total Refs
Fewest goals scored Season 173 [19]
Fewest powerplay goals scored Season 33 [20]

Milestones[edit]

Franchise firsts[21]
Milestone Player Details Date Ref
Players on ice for opening faceoff Lou Angotti Forward October 11, 1967
Jean Gauthier Defense
Wayne Hicks Forward
John Miszuk Defense
Bernie Parent Goaltender
Brit Selby Forward
Penalty Lou Angotti 2 minutes for interference at 0:21 of the first period October 11, 1967 [22]
Goal Bill Sutherland Even-strength goal at 10:07 of the second period against Charlie Hodge October 11, 1967 [22]
Assists Leon Rochefort Primary assist on Sutherland's goal at 10:07 of the second period October 11, 1967 [22]
John Miszuk Secondary assist on Sutherland's goal at 10:07 of the second period
Game-winning goal Ed Hoekstra Even-strength goal at 12:40 of the third period against Glenn Hall October 18, 1967 [23]
Shutout Doug Favell Stopped all 21 shots against the Pittsburgh Penguins October 19, 1967 [24]
Powerplay goal Ed Hoekstra Scored at 13:17 of the first period against Charlie Hodge October 22, 1967 [25]
Shorthanded goal Forbes Kennedy Scored at 4:19 of the first period against Charlie Hodge October 29, 1967 [26]
Hat-trick Leon Rochefort 1: Powerplay goal at 4:23 of the first period against Rogie Vachon November 4, 1967 [27]
2: Even-strength goal at 10:18 of the third period against Vachon
3: Even-strength goal at 13:31 of the third period against Vachon
20-goal season Leon Rochefort Powerplay goal at 14:58 of the first period against Wayne Rutledge February 29, 1968 [28]
Penalty, playoffs John Miszuk 2 minutes for high-sticking at 1:00 of the first period April 4, 1968 [29]
Goal, playoffs Pat Hannigan Even-strength goal at 1:32 of the first period against Glenn Hall April 6, 1968 [30]
Assists, playoffs Claude LaForge Primary assist on Hannigan's goal at 1:32 of the first period April 6, 1968 [30]
Jean Gauthier Secondary assist on Hannigan's goal at 1:32 of the first period
Powerplay goal, playoffs Don Blackburn Scored at 18:37 of the first period against Glenn Hall April 6, 1968 [30]
Game-winning goal, playoffs Leon Rochefort Even-strength goal at 6:51 of the third period against Glenn Hall April 6, 1968 [30]
Shorthanded goal, playoffs Forbes Kennedy Scored at 15:52 of the first period against Glenn Hall April 13, 1968 [31]
Hat-trick, playoffs Rosaire Paiement 1: Even-strength goal at 13:18 of the first period against Glenn Hall April 13, 1968 [31]
2: Powerplay goal at 10:27 of the third period against Hall
3: Powerplay goal at 13:25 of the third period against Hall
Overtime goal, playoffs Don Blackburn Even-strength goal at 11:18 of the second overtime period against Glenn Hall April 16, 1968 [32]

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from May 3, 1967, the day after the deciding game of the 1967 Stanley Cup Finals, through May 11, 1968, the day of the deciding game of the 1968 Stanley Cup Finals.[33]

Purchase of Quebec Aces[edit]

On May 8, 1967, the Flyers purchased the Quebec Aces of the American Hockey League (AHL).[8] Here is a partial list of players acquired in the transaction.

Player Position Previous holder of NHL rights Ref
Rene Drolet Right Wing Montreal Canadiens [34]
Jean-Guy Gendron Left Wing Boston Bruins [35]
John Hanna Defense Montreal Canadiens [36]
Wayne Hicks Right Wing Montreal Canadiens [37]
Ed Hoekstra Center New York Rangers [38]
Andre Lacroix Center [39]
Claude LaForge Left Wing Detroit Red Wings [40]
Ralph MacSweyn Defense [41]
Jim Morrison Defense New York Rangers [42]
Simon Nolet Right Wing [43]
Roger Pelletier Defense [44]
Fern Rivard Goaltender [45]
Bill Sutherland Left Wing Montreal Canadiens [46]

NHL Expansion Draft[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft, which was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, on June 6, 1967.[47]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the Expansion Draft and their Flyers career regular season statistics[48][49]
Round Pick Player Position Team GP G A Pts PIM W L T GAA
1 2 Bernie Parent Goaltender Boston Bruins 486 0 11 11 100 232 141 104 2.42
2 9 Doug Favell Goaltender Boston Bruins 215 0 4 4 88 76 87 37 2.78
3 16 Ed Van Impe Defense Chicago Black Hawks 617 19 107 126 892
4 21 Joe Watson Defense Boston Bruins 746 36 162 198 397
5 27 Brit Selby Left Wing Toronto Maple Leafs 119 25 28 53 47
6 33 Lou Angotti Right Wing Chicago Black Hawks 70 12 37 49 35
7 39 Leon Rochefort Right Wing Montreal Canadiens 139 35 42 77 26
8 45 Don Blackburn Left Wing Toronto Maple Leafs 115 16 29 45 59
9 51 John Miszuk Defense Chicago Black Hawks 140 6 30 36 149
10 57 Garry Peters Center Montreal Canadiens 229 27 28 55 209
11 63 Dick Cherry Defense Boston Bruins 139 12 10 22 41
12 69 Jean Gauthier Defense Montreal Canadiens 65 5 7 12 74
13 75 Jim Johnson Center New York Rangers 266 66 102 168 67
14 81 Gary Dornhoefer Right Wing Boston Bruins 725 202 316 518 1256
15 87 Forbes Kennedy Center Boston Bruins 132 18 25 43 325
16 93 Pat Hannigan Left Wing Toronto Maple Leafs 72 11 16 27 58
17 99 Dwight Carruthers Defense Detroit Red Wings 1 0 0 0 0
18 105 Bob Courcy Center Montreal Canadiens
19 111 Keith Wright Right Wing Boston Bruins 1 0 0 0 0
20 117 Terry Ball Defense New York Rangers 62 7 18 25 20

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
September 12, 1967 To Philadelphia Flyers
Al Millar
To Toronto Maple Leafs
cash
[50]
September 14, 1967 To Philadelphia Flyers
Dick Sarrazin
To Detroit Red Wings
cash
[51]
October 18, 1967 To Philadelphia Flyers
Rosaire Paiement
To Boston Bruins
1st-round pick in 1970
[52]
October 20, 1967 To Philadelphia Flyers
Larry Zeidel
To Cleveland Barons (AHL)
cash
[53]
February 27, 1968 To Philadelphia Flyers
future considerations[b]
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Wayne Hicks
[54]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency.

Date Player Previous team (league) Term Ref
August 12, 1967 Claude Cyr Drummondville Eagles (QSHL) [55]
April 30, 1968 Andre Gaudette Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)

Internal[edit]

The following players were either re-signed by the Flyers or, in the case of the team's selections in the NHL Amateur Draft, signed to contracts.

Date Player Term Ref
August 12, 1967 Bernie Parent [55]
September 13, 1967 Gary Dornhoefer [56]
September 13, 1967 Forbes Kennedy [56]
September 13, 1967 Jim Johnson [56]
September 13, 1967 Keith Wright [56]
September 14, 1967 Serge Bernier (DP) [51]
September 14, 1967 Andre Lacroix [51]
September 30, 1967 Ed Van Impe 2-year [57][58]
October 3, 1967 Joe Watson 2-year [58]
October 11, 1967 Don Blackburn
October 11, 1967 Leon Rochefort
October 24, 1967 Jim Morrison
February 22, 1968 Simon Nolet
N/A John Marshall (DP) [59]
N/A Al Sarault (DP)
N/A Ken Schutz (DP) [60]

Draft picks[edit]

NHL Amateur Draft[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1967 NHL Amateur Draft, which was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, on June 7, 1967.[61]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league)
1 5 Serge Bernier Center  Canada Sorel Éperviers (QJHL)
2 14 Al Sarault Defense  Canada Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJAHL)

NHL Special Internal Amateur Draft[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1967 NHL Special Internal Amateur Draft, which was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, on June 7, 1967.[60] Sponsored players aged 20 before May 31, 1967, who played as amateurs during the 1966–67 season were eligible for selection.[60] There were only four selections total in this draft, two of which were made by the Flyers.[60][59][62][63]

Player Position Nationality Team (league) NHL rights
John Marshall Right Wing  Canada Markham Seal-a-Wax (MJBHL) Toronto Maple Leafs
Ken Schutz Right Wing  Canada London Nationals (OHA) Toronto Maple Leafs

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Quebec Aces of the AHL,[64] whom they purchased on May 8, 1967, the Seattle Totems and Phoenix Roadrunners[65] of the WHL, and the Knoxville Knights of the EHL.[66] Quebec finished second in their division and made it to the Calder Cup Finals before losing to the Rochester Americans in six games. Head coach Vic Stasiuk was awarded the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award as coach of the year and Simon Nolet won the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the league's leading scorer.[67] Seattle finished 2nd in the 5-team WHL and won the Lester Patrick Cup as league champions. Knoxville finished 9th in the 12-team EHL and missed the playoffs in what proved to be their final season in existence.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ After a March 1 storm blew parts of the Spectrum's roof off, the Flyers played their final seven regular season home games at neutral-site locations. After playing their next two home games at Madison Square Garden and Maple Leaf Gardens, they played their final five home games at Le Colisée in Quebec City, the home arena of their AHL affiliate.[1]
  2. ^ The Penguins had to send a player or cash to the Flyers. Art Stratton was sent to the Flyers on March 1.[54]

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