ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis issued the following statement regarding the passing of Philadelphia Flyers chairman and governor Ed Snider.
"Ed Snider brought incredible passion to the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers and the city of Philadelphia. Since shepherding the Flyers into the NHL in 1967, Ed was exemplar of competitiveness, and it was evident in how his teams played. As a fellow owner, I appreciated Ed's wisdom, insight and perspective, but his commitment to philanthropy, youth hockey and growing the game is a standard for all of us. He will be missed but never forgotten; he has created an everlasting legacy."