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68-69PhiFly
1968–69 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Division 3rd West
1968–69 record 20–35–21
Home record 14–16–8
Road record 6–19–13
Goals for 174
Goals against 225
General Manager Bud Poile
Coach Keith Allen
Captain Ed Van Impe
Alternate captains Dick Cherry
Jean-Guy Gendron
Allan Stanley
Arena The Spectrum
Average attendance 11,196[1]
Team leaders
Goals Andre Lacroix (24)
Assists Jean-Guy Gendron (35)
Points Andre Lacroix (56)
Penalties in minutes Forbes Kennedy (195)
Wins Bernie Parent (17)
Goals against average Bernie Parent (2.69)

The 1968–69 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' second season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Lou Angotti, who was the first captain of the club, left the team and was replaced by defenseman Ed Van Impe in that role. Led by Van Impe and the team-leading 24 goals of Andre Lacroix, the Flyers struggled finishing 15 games under .500. Despite the poor regular season showing, they made the playoffs; however, they were manhandled by St. Louis in a four-game sweep. Not wanting his team to be physically outmatched again, owner Ed Snider instructed General Manager Bud Poile to acquire bigger, tougher players.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 76 37 25 14 204 157 88
Oakland Seals 76 29 36 11 219 251 69
Philadelphia Flyers 76 20 35 21 174 225 61
Los Angeles Kings 76 24 42 10 185 260 58
Pittsburgh Penguins 76 20 45 11 189 252 51
Minnesota North Stars 76 18 43 15 189 270 51
[3]

Game logEdit

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

1968–69 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

1969 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Andre Lacroix 7 75 24 32 56 4 4 0 0 0 0
Jean-Guy Gendron 11 74 20 35 55 65 4 0 0 0 6
Dick Sarrazin 21 54 16 30 46 14 4 0 0 0 0
Jim Johnson 20 69 17 27 44 20 3 0 0 0 2
Leon Rochefort 9 65 14 21 35 10 3 0 0 0 0
Gary Dornhoefer 12 60 8 16 24 80 4 0 1 1 20
Brit Selby 10 63 10 13 23 23 - - - - -
Ed Van Impe 2 68 7 12 19 112 1 0 0 0 17
Larry Hale 17 67 3 16 19 28 4 0 0 0 10
Allan Stanley 6 64 4 13 17 28 3 0 1 1 4
Don Blackburn 8 48 7 9 16 36 4 0 0 0 2
Dick Cherry 5 71 9 6 15 18 4 1 0 1 4
Forbes Kennedy 22 59 8 7 15 195 - - - - -
Garry Peters 15 66 8 6 14 49 4 1 1 2 16
Simon Nolet 14 35 4 10 14 8 - - - - -
John Miszuk 4 66 1 13 14 70 4 0 0 0 0
Bill Sutherland 10 12 7 3 10 4 4 1 1 2 0
Joe Watson 3 60 2 8 10 14 4 0 0 0 0
Earl Heiskala 19 21 3 3 6 51 - - - - -
Rosaire Paiement 18 27 2 4 6 52 - - - - -
Myron Stankiewicz 23 19 0 5 5 25 1 0 0 0 0
Ralph MacSweyn 24 24 0 4 4 6 4 0 0 0 4
Gerry Meehan 23 12 0 3 3 4 4 0 0 0 0
Mike Byers 22 5 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 1 0
Pat Hannigan 14 7 0 1 1 22 - - - - -
Bernie Parent (G) 30 58 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
Doug Favell (G) 1 21 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
Larry Zeidel 24 9 0 0 0 6 - - - - -
Claude LaForge 16 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Serge Bernier 19 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Bench 10

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Bernie Parent 30 58 3365 17 23 16 151 1 .923 2.69 3 180 0 3 12 0 .872 4.00
Doug Favell 1 21 1195 3 12 5 71 1 .902 3.56 1 60 0 1 5 0 .861 5.00

Awards and recordsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Bernie Parent
Ed Van Impe

TransactionsEdit

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 1968–69 season.

TradesEdit

May 20, 1968
To Philadelphia Flyers
Earl Heiskala
To Seattle Totems (WHL)
loan of Bob Courcy
loan of Ray Larose
futures
June 11, 1968
To Philadelphia Flyers
Darryl Edestrand
Gerry Melnyk
To St. Louis Blues
Lou Angotti
Ian Campbell
August 21, 1968
To Philadelphia Flyers
loan of Bobby Rivard
To Pittsburgh Penguins
cash
October 1, 1968
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
Al Millar
December 1, 1968
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Quebec Aces (AHL)
Keith Wright
December 2, 1968
To Philadelphia Flyers
Bob Sneddon
To Chicago Black Hawks
Brian Bradley
December 23, 1968
To Philadelphia Flyers
[4]
To Seattle Totems (WHL)
Art Stratton
John Hanna
March 2, 1969
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
Pat Hannigan
March 2, 1969
To Philadelphia Flyers
Gerry Meehan
Mike Byers
Bill Sutherland
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Brit Selby
Forbes Kennedy

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Dunc Wilson Boston waiver draft (6/1)
Ron Buchanan Boston intra-league draft (6/12)
Larry Hale Minnesota intra-league draft (6/12)
Allan Stanley Toronto intra-league draft (6/13)
Bobby Taylor Calgary (AJHL) free agency (9/1)
Myron Stankiewicz St. Louis waivers (1/16)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Bill Sutherland Minnesota intra-league draft (6/12)
Ed Hoekstra Denver (WHL) intra-league draft (6/12)
Fern Rivard Minnesota intra-league draft (6/12)
Jean Gauthier Boston intra-league draft (6/12)
Jim Morrison Baltimore (AHL) intra-league draft (6/13)
Gerry Melnyk retirement (10/7)

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft in Montreal, Quebec.[5]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted From
1 8 Lew Morrison Right Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Quebec Aces of the AHL, the Seattle Totems of the WHL, and the Jersey Devils of the EHL.[6][7]

Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, Ed Snider's Flyers Hall of Fame bio.
  3. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  4. Completed May 20th trade.
  5. hockeydb.com, 1968 NHL Amateur Draft
  6. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  7. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1968–69
Philadelphia Flyers
Team HistoryPlayersAward WinnersRecordsSeasonsDraft PicksThe SpectrumWachovia Center
Head Coaches Allen • Stasiuk • Shero • McCammon • Quinn • McCammon • Keenan • Holmgren • Dineen • Simpson • Murray • Cashman • Neilson • Ramsay • Barber • Hitchcock • Stevens
Division titles 1967-68, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2003-04
Conference Championships 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97
Stanley Cups 1973-74, 1974-75
Affiliates Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)



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