Philadelphia Flyers fans score big time with this 1972-1973 multi-signed photo that was hung in the front office at the Spectrum arena. The '72-73 campaign propelled the Flyers from recent expansion team status, firmly into the NHL spotlight. Led by Hart Trophy winner Bobby Clarke and 50-goal scorer Rick MacLeish, Philly enjoyed its first winning season, while finishing second in the NHL West Division. This was also the year the Flyers were first labeled the "Broad Street Bullies". Framed to overall dimensions of 26-1/2 x 22-1/2", this well-preserved photo is seen in a visible area of 23x19 and features thirty-four organization members. A total of (32) players, coaches, trainers and executives have signed along the bottom, including (30) of those pictured and (2) players who are not seen in the photograph.
This incredible array of early Flyers autographs shows average ("8-9") potency, with as they have signed from left to right: Mike Nykoluk assistant coach; Jerry Melnyk administrative assistant; Joe Brogan public relations director; Bill Barber HOF player; Terry Crisp player; Joe Watson player; Simon Nolet player; Bill Flett player; Jim McKenzie assistant trainer; Michel Belhumeur player (not pictured); Ed Van Impe very dangerous player (just ask the Russians), Doug Favell goaltender; Dave Schultz the NHL's biggest bad-ass player of all-time; Rick MacLeish (d.2016) player; Ed Snider (d.2016) chairman; Joe Scott president; Keith Allen (d.2014) vice president/general manager; Bobby Clarke HOF player; Don Saleski player; Ross Lonsberry player seen with a black eye at left; Frank Lewis trainer; Gary Dornhoefer player; Bobby Taylor goaltender; Barry Ashbee player (d.1977); Marcel Pelletier director of player personnel; Wayne Hillman (D.1990) player; Bob Kelly another real bad-ass player; Freddie (The Fog) Shero (d.1990) coach; Andre Dupont player (not pictured); Joe Kadlec press relations director; Willie Brossart player; and Lou Scheinfeld vice president. Auction LOA from JSA.
The (4) individuals who are pictured but did not sign are: Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr vice chairman; Tom Bladon player; Brent Hughes player; and Jean Potvin player.
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