1998–99 Philadelphia Flyers season

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1998–99 Philadelphia Flyers
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 5th Eastern
1998–99 record 37–26–19
Home record 21–9–11
Road record 16–17–8
Goals for 231
Goals against 196
Team information
President Bob Clarke
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Roger Neilson
Assistant Coach Wayne Cashman
Craig Ramsay
Captain Eric Lindros
Alternate captains Rod Brind'Amour
Eric Desjardins
Arena First Union Center
Average attendance 19,612[1]
Minor league affiliate(s) Philadelphia Phantoms
Team leaders
Goals John LeClair (43)
Assists Eric Lindros (53)
Points Eric Lindros (93)
Penalties in minutes Eric Lindros (120)
Plus/minus John LeClair (+36)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (27)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (2.18)

The 1998–99 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' 32nd season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers lost in the first round to the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games.

Off-season[edit]

In the off-season, the Flyers went looking for a new goaltender. They opted not to re-sign Sean Burke and Ron Hextall was about to enter his final season as a backup. They chose to sign former Florida Panther John Vanbiesbrouck over former Edmonton Oiler Curtis Joseph, who ended up signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Regular season[edit]

Looking to put the previous year's disappointment behind them, the Flyers began the season 4–0–1. However, a quick 1–6–3 downturn caused the first casualties – as Trent Klatt was dealt to Vancouver and Shjon Podein was shipped to Colorado for Keith Jones. Jones scored a goal in his first game in orange and black, a 6–1 rout of New Jersey, keying a 6–1–0 run.

Turmoil continued, as, after a 5–4 overtime loss to the Devils on December 10 saw the Flyers blow a 4–1 lead, the decision was made to end the Chris Gratton experiment. He was dealt back to Tampa Bay along with Mike Sillinger for Mikael Renberg and Daymond Langkow, and the move paid immediate dividends. Philly topped Toronto, 3–0, spurring a 15-game unbeaten streak (10–0–5) during which the club matched a record by shutting out their opponents in four consecutive games (Islanders, Carolina, Nashville, Washington).

Another run, this time a 6–0–2 streak from January 18 to February 6, tied the Flyers atop the NHL standings with the Dallas Stars. That momentum did not last long, as the club went 1–4–1 after the All-Star break, including an inexplicable 4–3 loss in Los Angeles where the Kings scored three goals in the final minutes, including a 60-foot game-winner by Jozef Stumpel just before the final buzzer.

Following a win over Pittsburgh, the team suffered through a franchise-worst 12 games without a victory (0–8–4), broken up only by a rally from two goals down to Detroit on March 21. Eric Lindros, who was having an MVP-type season with 40 goals and 53 assists in 71 games, was felled and lost for the season by a collapsed lung sustained during a 2–1 win against the expansion Nashville Predators on April 1. It is said that if roommate Keith Jones had not intervened at the last minute, Lindros might have died on the plane ride back to Philadelphia.

The Flyers managed to lock up the five-seed on the final day of the season with a win over Boston.

John LeClair continued his goal-scoring streak with 43 on the year, matching Tim Kerr's team record of four straight seasons with 40 or more goals. He was one of only a handful of players to make it through the entire season, as general manager Bob Clarke made 12 trades involving NHL players throughout the regular season,[2] including re-acquiring former Flyer Mark Recchi from the Montreal Canadiens at the trade deadline.

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 New Jersey Devils 82 47 24 11 248 196 105
2 5 Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 26 19 231 196 93
3 8 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 38 30 14 242 225 90
4 10 New York Rangers 82 33 38 11 217 227 77
5 13 New York Islanders 82 24 48 10 194 244 58

[3]

Eastern Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 y – New Jersey Devils ATL 82 47 24 11 248 196 105
2 y – Ottawa Senators NE 82 44 23 15 239 179 103
3 y – Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 34 30 18 210 202 86
4 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 45 30 7 268 231 97
5 Philadelphia Flyers ATL 82 37 26 19 231 196 93
6 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 214 181 91
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 37 28 17 207 175 91
8 Pittsburgh Penguins ATL 82 38 30 14 242 225 90
9 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 34 18 210 228 78
10 New York Rangers ATL 82 33 38 11 217 227 77
11 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 32 39 11 184 209 75
12 Washington Capitals SE 82 31 45 6 200 218 68
13 New York Islanders ATL 82 24 48 10 194 244 58
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 19 54 9 179 292 47

Divisions: ATL - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division


Playoffs[edit]

Although Vanbiesbrouck allowed nine goals to Curtis Joseph's eleven allowed, the Flyers lost their first round series with Toronto in six games.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1998–99 regular season[5]

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

Playoffs[edit]

1999 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[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
88 Lindros, EricEric Lindros 25 C 71 40 53 93 35 120
10 LeClair, JohnJohn LeClair 29 LW 76 43 47 90 36 30 6 3 0 3 0 12
17 Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour 28 C 82 24 50 74 3 47 6 1 3 4 1 0
37 Desjardins, EricEric Desjardins 29 D 68 15 36 51 18 38 6 2 2 4 1 0
20 Jones, KeithKeith Jonesdagger 30 RW 66 18 31 49 29 78 6 2 1 3 4 14
3 McGillis, DanDan McGillis 26 D 78 8 37 45 16 61 6 0 1 1 2 12
19 Renberg, MikaelMikael Renbergdagger 26 RW 46 11 15 26 7 14 6 0 1 1 −1 0
26 Zelepukin, ValeriValeri Zelepukin 30 LW 74 16 9 25 0 48 4 1 0 1 1 2
18 Langkow, DaymondDaymond Langkowdagger 22 C 56 10 13 23 −8 24 6 0 2 2 3 2
6 Therien, ChrisChris Therien 27 D 74 3 15 18 16 48 6 0 0 0 1 6
12 Forbes, ColinColin Forbesdouble-dagger 22 LW 66 9 7 16 0 51
8 Hull, JodyJody Hull 29 RW 72 3 11 14 −2 12 6 0 0 0 −1 4
28 Bureau, MarcMarc Bureau 32 C 71 4 6 10 −2 10 6 0 2 2 2 2
5 Tertyshny, DmitriDmitri Tertyshny 22 D 62 2 8 10 −1 30 1 0 0 0 0 2
9 Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrusdouble-dagger 20 RW 63 3 5 8 −5 25
15 Maneluk, MikeMike Manelukdouble-dagger 25 RW 13 2 6 8 4 8
77 Gratton, ChrisChris Grattondouble-dagger 23 C 26 1 7 8 −8 41
25 Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesnedagger 33 D 11 2 5 7 0 2 6 0 2 2 2 2
11 Recchi, MarkMark Recchidagger 30 RW 10 4 2 6 −3 6 6 0 1 1 −1 2
23 Svoboda, PetrPetr Svobodadouble-dagger 32 D 25 4 2 6 5 28
44 Babych, DaveDave Babychdouble-dagger 37 D 33 2 4 6 0 20
24, 29 Dykhuis, KarlKarl Dykhuisdagger 26 D 45 2 4 6 −2 32 5 1 0 1 1 4
22 Richardson, LukeLuke Richardson 29 D 78 0 6 6 −3 106
11, 19 Daigle, AlexandreAlexandre Daigledouble-dagger 23 C 31 3 2 3 −1 2
9, 15, 23 Greig, MarkMark Greig 29 RW 7 1 3 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 0
11 Sillinger, MikeMike Sillingerdouble-dagger 27 C 25 0 3 3 −9 8
24, 29 Vopat, RomanRoman Vopatdagger 22 C 48 0 3 3 −3 80
27 Hextall, RonRon Hextall 34 G 23 0 2 2 N/A 2
25 Podein, ShjonShjon Podeindouble-dagger 30 LW 14 1 0 1 −2 0
32 Bast, RyanRyan Bastdagger 23 D 2 0 1 1 0 0
43 Delmore, AndyAndy Delmore 22 D 2 0 1 1 −1 0
14 Andersson, MikaelMikael Anderssondagger 32 RW 7 0 1 1 1 0 6 0 1 1 1 2
15, 25 Kovalenko, AndreiAndrei Kovalenkodaggerdouble-dagger 28 RW 13 0 1 1 −5 2
21 McCarthy, SandySandy McCarthydagger 26 RW 13 0 1 1 −2 25 6 0 1 1 1 0
2 Burt, AdamAdam Burtdagger 30 D 17 0 1 1 1 14 6 0 0 0 1 4
34 Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 35 G 62 0 1 1 N/A 12 6 0 0 0 N/A 2
49 Pelletier, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Pelletier 20 G 1 0 0 0 N/A 0
54 Wesenberg, BrianBrian Wesenberg 21 RW 1 0 0 0 1 5
25 Joseph, ChrisChris Joseph 29 D 2 0 0 0 0 2
20 Klatt, TrentTrent Klattdouble-dagger 28 RW 2 0 0 0 0 0
21 Kordic, DanDan Kordic 27 LW 2 0 0 0 −1 2
40 Zent, JasonJason Zent 27 LW 2 0 0 0 0 0
14 White, PeterPeter White 29 C 3 0 0 0 0 0
15 Park, RichardRichard Park 22 C 7 0 0 0 −1 0
12, 32 Berube, CraigCraig Berubedagger 33 LW 11 0 0 0 −3 28 6 1 0 1 1 4

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
34 Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 35 62 27 18 15 6 135 .902 2.18 3712 6 2 4 1 9 .938 1.46 369
27 Hextall, RonRon Hextall 34 23 10 7 4 0 52 .888 2.53 1235
49 Pelletier, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Pelletier 20 1 0 1 0 0 5 .828 5.00 60

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Notes Ref
Bud Light Plus-Minus Award John LeClair [6]
NHL Player of the Month Eric Lindros (November) [7]
NHL Player of the Week John LeClair (November 30) [8]
Eric Lindros (January 18) [9]
NHL Second All-Star Team Eric Desjardins (Defense) [10]
John LeClair (Left Wing)
Selected to NHL All-Star Game John LeClair Played for North American team [11]
Eric Lindros Played for North American team
Team awards[12]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Eric Desjardins
Bobby Clarke Trophy Eric Lindros
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy Daymond Langkow
Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award Eric Desjardins

Records[edit]

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 1998–99 season
Record Type Total Player Date(s) Opponent Ref
Goals scored Period 3[a] John LeClair 11/29/1998 Vancouver Canucks [13]
Goals scored Game 4[b] John LeClair 11/29/1998 Vancouver Canucks [14]
Games with a point Streak 18[c] Eric Lindros 1/7/1999 – 2/18/1999 [14]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 1998–99 season
Record Type Total Date(s) Refs
Games with a shutout Streak 4[d] 1/7/1999 – 1/13/1999 [15]
Games without a win Streak 12[e] 2/24/1999 – 3/16/1999 [16]
Fewest goals against, playoffs Season 9

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from June 17, 1998, the day after the deciding game of the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals, through June 19, 1999, the day of the deciding game of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals.[17]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
June 26, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
7th-round pick in 1998
To Nashville Predators
Dominic Roussel
Jeff Staples
[18]
June 27, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
NY Islanders' 5th-round pick in 1998
To Chicago Blackhawks
Paul Coffey[f]
[19]
June 27, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
9th-round pick in 1998
To Dallas Stars
9th-round pick in 1999
[20]
August 6, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
7th-round pick in 1999
To San Jose Sharks
rights to Johan Hedberg
[21]
August 25, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
6th-round pick in 2000
To New York Islanders
rights to Ray Giroux
[22]
October 5, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
Valeri Zelepukin
To Edmonton Oilers
Daniel Lacroix
[23]
October 13, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
rights to Ryan Bast
8th-round pick in 1999
To Calgary Flames
3rd-round pick in 1999
[24]
October 19, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
6th-round pick in 2000
To Vancouver Canucks
Trent Klatt[g]
[25]
November 12, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
Keith Jones
To Colorado Avalanche
Shjon Podein
[26]
November 17, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
Roman Vopat
To Chicago Blackhawks
Mike Maneluk
[27]
December 12, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
Daymond Langkow
Mikael Renberg
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Chris Gratton
Mike Sillinger
[28]
December 28, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
Karl Dykhuis
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Petr Svoboda
[29]
January 8, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Dennis Bonvie
To Chicago Blackhawks
Frank Bialowas
[30]
January 26, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
future considerations
To Nashville Predators
Sergei Klimentiev
[31]
January 29, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Andrei Kovalenko
To Edmonton Oilers
Alexandre Daigle
[32]
February 10, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Sean O'Brien
To Pittsburgh Penguins
future considerations
[33]
March 6, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Adam Burt
To Carolina Hurricanes
Andrei Kovalenko
[34]
March 10, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Mark Recchi
To Montreal Canadiens
Dainius Zubrus
Canadiens choice of a 2nd-round pick[h]
Canadiens choice of a 6th or 7th-round pick[i]
[35]
March 20, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Mikael Andersson
Sandy McCarthy
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Colin Forbes
conditional draft pick in 1999 or 2000[j]
[36]
March 23, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Craig Berube
To Washington Capitals
future considerations
[37]
March 23, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Steve Duchesne
To Los Angeles Kings
Dave Babych
5th-round pick in 2000
[37]
May 25, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
rights to Francis Lessard
To Carolina Hurricanes
8th-round pick in 1999
[38]
June 1, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
6th-round pick in 1999
To Vancouver Canucks
rights to Pat Kavanagh
[39]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Notes Ref
July 6, 1998 Marc Bureau Montreal Canadiens 3 years, $3.3 million [40]
July 7, 1998 John Vanbiesbrouck Florida Panthers 3 years, $10.75 million Third year is option year [41]
July 9, 1998 Sergei Klimentiev Rochester Americans (AHL) 2 years* [42]
August 3, 1998 David MacIsaac Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) 1 year* [43]
August 4, 1998 Mark Greig Grand Rapids Griffins (IHL) 2 years* [44]
August 4, 1998 Jason Zent Ottawa Senators 2 years* [44]
August 17, 1998 Steve McLaren Indianapolis Ice (IHL) 1 year* [45]
August 24, 1998 Richard Park Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 1 year* [46]
October 7, 1998 Jody Hull Tampa Bay Lightning 2 years, $925,000 [47][48]

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Contract details Notes Ref
June 22, 1998 Neil Little 1 year* [49]
June 25, 1998 Eric Lindros 1 year, $8.5 million [50][51]
July 15, 1998 Paul Healey 2 years* [52]
July 15, 1998 Ron Hextall 1 year extension [52]
July 15, 1998 Jeff Lank 2 years* [52]
August 3, 1998 Mike Maneluk 1 year, $275,000* [23][43]
August 3, 1998 John Stevens 2 years* [43]
August 13, 1998 Trent Klatt 1 year, $900,000 Salary arbitration award[k] [54]
August 14, 1998 Rod Brind'Amour 3 years, $11.25 million [55]
August 17, 1998 Peter White 3 years* [45]
September 1, 1998 Daniel Lacroix 1 year, $490,000 [56]
March 30, 1999 Eric Desjardins 4 years, $15 million extension [57][58]
May 10, 1999 Mark Recchi 5 years, $25 million extension [59]

Entry level contracts[edit]

The following players — Flyers draft picks, undrafted free agents, and the unsigned draft picks of other teams — were signed by the Flyers to entry level contracts.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details Ref
July 16, 1998 Dmitri Tertyshny Traktor Chelyabinsk (RSL) 1995 6th-round pick 2 years [60]
July 28, 1998 Mark Eaton Notre Dame Fighting Irish (CCHA) Undrafted free agent 3 years [61]

NHL Expansion Draft[edit]

The 1998 NHL Expansion Draft was held on June 26, 1998.[18][62] It featured one expansion team, the Nashville Predators, selecting players from the other 26 NHL teams.[62] Each NHL team was allowed to protect either 1 goaltender, 5 defensemen, and 10 forwards OR 2 goaltenders, 3 defensemen, and 7 forwards.[62] All first-year players were exempt.[62] The Predators were provided a list of players they could select.[62]

Philadelphia Flyers protection lists at the 1998 NHL Expansion Draft
Status Players
Protected[62] Dave Babych (D), Rod Brind'Amour (F), Alexandre Daigle (F), Eric Desjardins (D), Chris Gratton (F), Ron Hextall (G), Trent Klatt (F), Jeff Lank (D), John LeClair (F), Eric Lindros (F), Mike Maneluk (F), Shjon Podein (F), Luke Richardson (D), Mike Sillinger (F), Petr Svoboda (D), Chris Therien (D)
Unprotected[62] Artem Anisimov (D, unsigned draft pick), Frank Bialowas (F), Sean Burke (G, unrestricted free agent), Paul Coffey (D), Bruce Coles (F), Craig Darby (F), John Druce (F), Paul Healey (F, restricted free agent), Chris Joseph (D), Patrik Juhlin (F), Dan Kordic (F), Daniel Lacroix (F, restricted free agent), Jan Lipiansky (F), Neil Little (G), Shawn McCosh (F), Jim Montgomery (F), Brantt Myhres (F, restricted free agent), Joel Otto (F, unrestricted free agent), Dominic Roussel (G, restricted free agent), Kjell Samuelsson (D, unrestricted free agent), Jeff Staples (D, restricted free agent), John Stevens (D), Roman Zolotov (D, unsigned draft pick)
Selection[63] Nashville Predators selected Craig Darby

NHL Waiver Draft[edit]

The 1998 NHL Waiver Draft was held on October 5, 1998.[64] Each NHL team placed 18 skaters and 2 goaltenders on a protected list from which the other teams could not select.[64] First-year professional players were exempt.[64] The Flyers were not involved in any selections during the draft.[64]

The Flyers left the following players unprotected:[65] goaltender Neil Little, defensemen Chris Joseph, Sergei Klimentiev, Jeff Lank, David MacIsaac, and John Stevens, and forwards Frank Bialowas, Bruce Coles, Mark Greig, Paul Healey, Patrik Juhlin, Daniel Lacroix, Shawn McCosh, Jim Montgomery, Richard Park, Peter White, and Jason Zent.

Departures[edit]

The following players left the team via free agency, release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Notes Ref
August 6, 1998 Jamie Heward Nashville Predators Free agency [66]
September 11, 1998 Sean Burke Florida Panthers Free agency [67]
N/A John Druce Hannover Scorpions (DEL) Free agency [68]
N/A Joel Otto Retirement No official announcement [69]
October 14, 1998 Kjell Samuelsson Tampa Bay Lightning Free agency [70]
February 10, 1999 John Stevens* Retirement [71]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York, on June 27, 1998.[72] The Flyers traded their third-round pick, 81st overall, to the Vancouver Canucks for Dave Babych and the Flyers' fifth-round pick, 139th overall, on March 24, 1998.[73]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1998 and their NHL career regular season statistics
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L T OT GAA Notes
1 22 Gagne, SimonSimon Gagne Left Wing  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) 822 291 310 601 328 &
&
&
&
&
2 42 Beckett, JasonJason Beckett Defense  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[l]
2 51 Forbes, IanIan Forbes Defense  Canada Guelph Storm (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
4 109 Morin, J. P.J. P. Morin Defense  Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
5 124 Belanger, FrancisFrancis Belanger Left Wing  Canada Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL) 10 0 0 0 29 &
&
&
&
&
[m]
5 139 Prosofsky, GarrettGarrett Prosofsky Center  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
6 168 Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki Goaltender  Finland TPS (SM-liiga) 234 0 3 3 6 95 86 0 31 2.95
7 175 Ondrik, CamCam Ondrik Goaltender  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[n]
7 195 Divisek, TomasTomas Divisek Right Wing  Czech Republic HC Slavia Praha (CZE) 5 1 0 1 0 &
&
&
&
&
8 222 Pistek, LubomirLubomir Pistek Right Wing  Slovakia Bratislava Slovan (Slovakia) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
9 243 Hubacek, PetrPetr Hubacek Center  Czech Republic Brno Kometa (Czech) 6 1 0 1 2 &
&
&
&
&
[o]
9 253 St. Jacques, BrunoBruno St. Jacques Defense  Canada Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL) 67 3 7 10 47 &
&
&
&
&
9 258 Skrobot, SergeiSergei Skrobot Defense  Russia Dynamo-2 Moscow (RUS) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[p]

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL.[74][75]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tied nine times by eight different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records.
  2. ^ Tied fifteen times by eight different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records.
  3. ^ Tied mark set by Bobby Clarke during the 1974–75 season.
  4. ^ Tied mark set during the 1996–97 season.
  5. ^ 8 losses and 4 ties.
  6. ^ The Flyers also agreed to pay $1 million of Coffey's salary.[19]
  7. ^ The Flyers also agreed to pay $1 million over three seasons of Klatt's salary.[25]
  8. ^ The Canadiens had the choice of receiving the Flyers' second-round pick in 1999 or 2000. The Canadiens chose the 1999 second-round pick.[35]
  9. ^ The Canadiens had the choice of receiving the San Jose Sharks' seventh-round pick in 1999 or the New York Islanders' sixth-round pick in 2000. The Canadiens chose the Islanders' sixth-round pick.[35]
  10. ^ The Lightning received the Flyers' 1999 fifth-round pick.
  11. ^ Klatt later signed a two-year contract extension which when combined with the arbitration award totaled $3.2 million.[25][53]
  12. ^ The Flyers traded Janne Niinimaa to the Edmonton Oilers for Dan McGillis and the Oilers' second-round pick, 42nd overall, on March 24, 1998.[73]
  13. ^ The Flyers traded Paul Coffey to the Chicago Blackhawks for the New York Islanders' fifth-round pick, 124th overall, on June 27, 1998.[73]
  14. ^ The Flyers traded Dominic Roussel and Jeff Staples to the Nashville Predators for the Predators' seventh-round pick, 175th overall, on June 26, 1998.[73]
  15. ^ The Flyers received the 243rd overall pick as compensation for losing Michel Petit as a free agent.[73]
  16. ^ The Flyers traded their 1999 ninth-round pick to the Dallas Stars for the Stars' ninth-round pick, 258th overall, on June 27, 1998.[73]

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