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The late Reg Fleming was born April 20, 1936 in Montreal. Acquired from the New York Rangers for Leon Rochefort and Dan Blackburn in a June 6, 1969 trade, the combative and gritty 33-year-old left winger battled through a knee injury and chipped in nine goals, 27 points and 134 penalty minutes for the 1969-70 Flyers. He was claimed from the Flyers by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1970 NHL Expansion Draft.

Nicknamed "the Ruffian," Fleming played both defense and forward at various junctures of his long career, suited up in 749 NHL games and 120 World Hockey Association contests, retiring in 1978 at the age of 42.

Fleming battled the after-effects of a 2004 stroke in the later years of his life. He passed away on July 11, 2009 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Survived by two children, Reggie's son Chris Fleming is a television personality who has hosted cable television reality and paranormal investigation programs. The younger Fleming also previously recorded a documentary told from his father's perspective.