Following the Philadelphia Flyers' Game 4 win to extend their season, Wells Fargo Center held a celebration of team founder Ed Snider's life. It was a beautiful event to honor and celebrate the legacy of the man who did so much not just for Philadelphia, but for hockey as a whole.
Featured were a lot of speakers, all of whose lives Snider had touched in a profound way. The common theme of hockey ran underneath it all as each speaker took the time to discuss just how much he meant to them - whether he was family, a friend, someone to lean on in tough times, or helped get them get to where they are today - and it's clear he touched a lot of people.
But something that touched Snider himself? His hockey team.
"The last full sentence he ever spoke was, 'I can't thank the Flyers enough for everything they've given to me and my family.'"— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 21, 2016
There's absolutely no denying the commitment Snider showed towards the game - and not just how much it touched him, but how much time he put into wanting to share it with others, too.