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10 random statistical facts about the Flyers


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#1 5 players managed to hit 100 penalty minutes on the 1985 Flyers: Rick Tocchet (179), Dave Brown (165), Ed Hospodar (130), Lindsay Carson (123), and Glen Cochrane (100). They weren't quite the Broad Street Bullies, but those 80s Flyers squads were tough. Ford tough.

#2 In 1975, Bernie Parent managed a 2.04 GAA, and a .918 save percentage, even when the league's average was around .890. For comparison, that's like if a goalie managed a .930 save percentage for an entire season today.

#3 You wanna know the top ice-time receiver on the 2014 Flyers? Braydon Coburn. No, I am not lying.

#4 Since Bernie was in the WHA or something in 1973, the Flyers used a tandem of Doug Favell, Michel Belhumeur, and Bobby Taylor. Doug had the third-best save percentage in the NHL (.916), behind only Ken Dryden and Tony Esposito.

#5 Only Bill Barber (34) and Reggie Leach (also 34) scored more than 30 goals on the 1979 Flyers. For comparison, Ron Sedlbauer of the Vancouver Canucks scored 40, and Marcel Dionne scored 59.

#6 Mark Howe had an 87 plus-minus on the 1986 Flyers. Brad McCrimmon had an 86. The Flyers lost to the New York Rangers in the first round that year, 3-2. (Yes, first round games were best of 5 back then.)

#7 A guy named Harry Zolnierczyk played for the 2012 Flyers. He scored 3 goals and 3 assists in 37 games, to match with a -11 plus-minus (lowest on the team) and 7:42 TOI per game. Here are some pictures.

Harry Zolnierczyk Hockey Stats and Profile at hockeydb.com

Panthers add Harry Zolnierczyk to PTO mix | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

#8 Johnny Oduya played 1 game for the 2018 Flyers. He scored no points, on 12:22 TOI.

#9 Some real oddballs played games for the 2003 Flyers: Todd Warrener, Andre Savage, Jim Vandermeer, Dan McGillis, Tomi Kallio, Mark Greig, Kirby Law, Guillaume Lefebvre, Mike Siklenka, and Bruno St. Jacques. They would all combine for 112 GP, 7 goals, and 9 assists. Kirby Law, in particular, played nine games, got 1 assist, and played 56 minutes... in his entire career. He lit up the AHL, however (just ask his 43-67-110 stat line for the 2006 Houston Aeros), and at 14, scored 89 goals and 103 assists for 192 points in 60 games for the 1992 McCreary Big Macs. No joke.

#10 A defensemen named Wade Skolney would play one game in his career, for the 2006 Flyers. He picked up 2 penalty minutes, didn't score or assist, and got 6 minutes and 52 seconds on the ice. As a career. He didn't even light up the AHL. He scored 4 goals and 34 assists in 277 AHL games, 2 goals and 11 assists in 98 games in Germany, and 10 goals and 44 assists in 173 WHL games. His Wikipedia page is 108 words long. This is what his card looks like.

2005-06 SPx /999 Wade Skolney #196 Rookie RC | eBay

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