Saturday, February 09, 2008

Random Attic Find: Flyers '84-'85 Yearbook

The Flyers play today at 1pm vs. the Rangers (Family Outing!) and the Sixers play the Clippers tonite at 7:30pm.
When going through some stuff in the attic, I found a bunch of old games programs and memorabilia and such.

This particular item is the pre-cursor to what is now called a media guide. It contained profiles of all the players on the team, the front office, and all of the team records.

Another cool item these media guides have is the "players in the system" section, listing the stats for players the Flyers either drafted or had playing for them in the minors. Some of the more notable names from 1984-85:

Per-Erik Eklund (aka - Pelle Eklund)
Ron Hextall
Scott Mellanby
John Stevens
Rick Tocchet
Peter Zezel
How well did the Flyers draft back then? All of these guys not only made the team, but most were the core of the Flyers success in the mid-80s. The only person on this list who did not play at the NHL level a good deal is John Stevens, who is now the coach of the team.

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