If you are a throwback Flyers fan from the 1970’s glory days, you undoubtedly have lots of fond memories of Dave Schultz. From his fights to his bruising hits, Schultz was a staple in the Flyers’ two Stanley Cup runs.
Next month, you will get a chance to re-live those memories.
It was announced today that Dave “The Hammer” Schultz will be inducted in the Flyers Hall of Fame prior to the Nov. 16 game against the New Jersey Devils at the Wachovia Center.
Schultz will be the 20th member to be immortalized in the Flyers’ Hall. Ron Hextall was inducted last year.
“Dave Schultz helped define Philadelphia Flyers hockey,” said Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider. “He played with a high level of intensity, always proudly defending the orange and black and making it difficult for our opponents. He never backed down and he fought hard every night, wearing his heart on his sleeve. While his temporary home was in the penalty box, we’re glad that he will have a permanent home in the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame.”
Schultz recorded 51 goals and 64 assists for 115 points in the regular season, including 1,386 penalty minutes, which rank fifth all-time in Flyers history. In 1974-75, Schultz recorded 472 penalty minutes in 76 games with the Flyers to set an NHL record for most penalty minutes in one season.
The Flyers’ Hall of Fame members include:
1988 - Bob Clarke and Bernie Parent
1989 - Bill Barber, Ed Snider and Keith Allen
1990 - Rick MacLeish and Fred Shero
1991 - Barry Ashbee and Gary Dornhoefer
1992 - Reggie Leach and Gene Hart
1993 - Joe Scott and Ed Van Impe
1994 - Tim Kerr
1996 - Joe Watson
1999 - Brian Propp
2001 - Mark Howe
2004 - Dave Poulin
2008 - Ron Hextall
More in tomorrow’s Daily News.
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