Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Broad Street Bullies aim to become Americans.

Broad Street Bully. Enforcer. The Hammer. Dave Schultz has been called many things, but never a U.S. citizen.

Broad Street Bullies aim to become Americans.

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Dave Schultz is restrained by a referee.
Dave Schultz is restrained by a referee.

Broad Street Bully. Enforcer. The Hammer. Dave Schultz has been called many things, but never a U.S. citizen.

After nearly 40 years in the United States, Schultz, 60, will soon begin the journey toward citizenship.

And, he says, so will fellow Flyers alums Orest Kindrachuk, Bob Kelly and Bill Clement, now a Flyers broadcaster, all of whom Schultz says were encouraged to become citizens by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, who is a pal of former Flyers defenseman Bob Dailey. A Flyers spokesman says that former player and later assistant coach Jack McIlhargey is also starting the naturalization process.

"We're gonna get it done. They're good people. They're not terrorists. Although some of them were terrorists on the ice," Brady told us Thursday. He performed Tuesday at the 20th annual Stu Bykofsky Candidates Comedy Night at Finnigan's Wake (3rd & Spring Garden) where Schultz, a special guest, revealed his citizenship plans and said that since the United States and the Philadelphia area had always been so good to him he wanted to become an American.

Schultz, a two-time Stanley Cup champion who still holds the record for most penalty minutes in a season (472), now works as a business development manager for Glacial Energy, in Voorhees. He plans to maintain dual citizenship with his native Canada.

Click here to read more from our column in Monday's Daily News.

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