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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 André 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)
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1967–68 1969–70

The 1968–69 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' 2nd season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers finished 3rd in the West Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the St. Louis Blues 4 games to 0.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Red Berenson scores the 2nd of 6 goals, November 7, 1968.

The Flyers wore the same jersey design as in the 1967-68 season.

Lou Angotti, who was the first captain of the club, was traded and replaced by defenseman Ed Van Impe in that role. Van Impe's defense and the team-leading 24 goals of André Lacroix were not enough as the Flyers struggled and finished 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]

Red Berenson of St. Louis tied an NHL record, scoring six goals for the Blues in an 8-0 conquest of the Flyers on November 7, 1968. Doug Favell was the victim of the goals.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

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

1968–69 Game Log

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Game Log[edit | edit source]

      Win       Loss

1969 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

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

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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 Records[edit | edit source]

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

Transactions[edit | edit source]

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

Trades[edit | edit source]

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 Subtractions[edit | edit source]

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 Picks[edit | edit source]

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 Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

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]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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
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Head Coaches Allen • Stasiuk • Shero • McCammon • Quinn • McCammon • Keenan • Holmgren • Dineen • Simpson • Murray • Cashman • Neilson • Ramsay • Barber • Hitchcock • Stevens • Laviolette • Berube • Hakstol • Vigneault
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Affiliates Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL), Reading Royals (ECHL)


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