Philadelphia Flyers

Founded: 1967
Team Owner: Ed Snider
Head Coach: Dave Hakstol
Captain: Claude Giroux
Team Icon: Bobby Clarke
Overall Record: 1829-1264-457
Minor League Affiliate: Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL), Reading Royals (ECHL)
Stanley Cup Championships: 2 (1973–74, 1974–75)
Arena: Wells Fargo Center
Arena Capacity: 19,537
City: Philadelphia, PA
Website: www.flyers.nhl.com
Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia needed a name for their team when Ed Snider brought a hockey club back to the city in 1966. A name-the-team contest was held. During that time Snider's sister, Phyllis, suggested that they call the team the Flyers which sounds good when paired with Philadelphia. So no other reason for the Flyers nickname other than that Philadelphia Flyers just sounds good.


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