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Longtime original Flyer goaltender Doug Favell was born April 5, 1945 in St. Catherine's, Ontario. Selected by the Flyers in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft from the Boston Bruins. Favell was a good NHL goalie in his own right but had the misfortune of being constantly compared to longtime teammate and friend Bernie Parent throughout their careers.

Favell and Parent - who was born two days before Favell - were teammates in junior hockey with the Niagara Falls Flyers, as members of the Boston Bruins organization upon turning pro and then shared the net in Philadelphia until Parent was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

For his Flyers career, Favell appeared in 215 regular season games, posting a 76-87-37 record, 2.78 GAA, .917 save percentage and 16 shutouts. In Stanley Cup playoff action, Favell made 16 appearances, going 6-10 with a 3.10 GAA .904 save percentage and one shutout. In his final season as a Flyer (1972-73), Favell backstopped the Flyers to their first-ever playoff series win, downing the Minnesota North Stars, before losing to the Montreal Canadiens in the semifinals.

Prior to the 1973-74 season, Favell was traded to Toronto in the deal that brought Parent back to the Flyers for his second stint; the beginning of Parent and the Flyers' glory years of winning two straight Stanley Cups (with Parent earning both the Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophies both seasons) and taking three consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Longtime original Flyer goaltender Doug Favell was born April 5, 1945 in St. Catherine's, Ontario. Selected by the Flyers in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft from the Boston Bruins. Favell was a good NHL goalie in his own right but had the misfortune of being constantly compared to longtime teammate and friend Bernie Parent throughout their careers.

Favell and Parent - who was born two days before Favell - were teammates in junior hockey with the Niagara Falls Flyers, as members of the Boston Bruins organization upon turning pro and then shared the net in Philadelphia until Parent was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

For his Flyers career, Favell appeared in 215 regular season games, posting a 76-87-37 record, 2.78 GAA, .917 save percentage and 16 shutouts. In Stanley Cup playoff action, Favell made 16 appearances, going 6-10 with a 3.10 GAA .904 save percentage and one shutout. In his final season as a Flyer (1972-73), Favell backstopped the Flyers to their first-ever playoff series win, downing the Minnesota North Stars, before losing to the Montreal Canadiens in the semifinals.

Prior to the 1973-74 season, Favell was traded to Toronto in the deal that brought Parent back to the Flyers for his second stint; the beginning of Parent and the Flyers' glory years of winning two straight Stanley Cups (with Parent earning both the Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophies both seasons) and taking three consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Finals.