Depth forward Ross Fitzpatrick was born October 7, 1960 in Penticon, British Columbia. The Flyers drafted Fitzpatrick in the seventh round (147th overall) of the 1980 NHL Draft. Spending most of his pro playing career with the AHL's Maine Mariners and Hershey Bears after graduating Western Michigan University, Fitzpatrick went on to play 10 years of pro hockey.
Fitzpatrick was a highly productive offensive player in the AHL, including a 50-goal, 97-point season for the Bears in in 1985-86, a 45-goal, 85-point season in 66 games the next year and a 103-point performance in 1989-90.
At the NHL level, the 6-foot, 195-pound forward was a depth call-up for the Flyers. He played in a total of 20 games for Philadelphia over portions of the 1982-83 to 1985-86 seasons. In that span, Fitzpatrick chipped in five goals and seven points. He notched four goals during the month of January 1984, including scoring his first NHL goal in a 7-5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 3, 1984.
Fitzpatrick served the Flyers organization as both a player and scout. After his playing days ended, he was a pro scout from 2006-07 to 2012-13 and then switched roles to scout the NCAA level starting in the 2013-14 season.