Freewheeling forward Ron Flockhart was born October, 10, 1960 in Smithers, British Columbia; the same small hometown as Flyers Hall of Famer members Joe and Jimmy Watson. Unselected in the NHL Draft, the pure goal scorer was signed by the Flyers as a free agent on July 1, 1980.
When he turned pro, the freewheeling forward soon created a sensation in Philadelphia known as "Flocky Hockey." Flocky Hockey was all the rage in 1981.
After a cup of coffee with the big club in 1980-81, Flockhart was a sensation in his first NHL season, racking up 33 goals and 72 points in 72 games. The dipsy-doodling stickhandling wizard was a one-dimensional player but few fans cared as long as he kept scoring goals.
Flockhart still holds the Philadelphia Flyers record for fastest two goals (8 seconds apart) by one player, set during a game against the St. Louis Blues on Dec. 6, 1981. Unfortunately, Flockhart was never able to build on his great rookie season and his totals declined thereafter. He played two-plus seasons in Philadelphia (producing 29 goals and 60 points in his second full season) before being traded to the Penguins.
Flockhart later had seasons of 27 goals with Pittsburgh and 22 goals with the St. Louis Blues. He was out of the NHL after1989.