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Original Flyer forward Brit Selby was born March 27, 1945 in Kingston, Ontario. Selected by the Flyers from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft, the left winger was a regular in the lineup in the first two seasons of the team's existence.

During his time in Philadelphia, Selby notched 25 goals and 53 points in 119 regular season games and two points (one goal, one assist) in the club's seven-game loss to St. Louis in the 1968 Stanley Cup quarterfinals.

Selby one was of the better offensive talents for the Flyers in their first season of existence. On November 2, 1967, he suffered a separated shoulder in a 3-1 home loss to the Minnesota North Stars. Forced to sit out the next 17 games, Selby celebrated his return to the lineup with a two-goal performance in a 2-2 tie at the Spectrum against the St. Louis Blues on December 14. Selby, who had five two-goal games during Philadelphia's inaugural season, finished the year with 15 goals and 30 points in 56 games.  

On March 2, 1969, Selby was part of a multi-player trade that returned his services the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal sent Selby and Forbes Kennedy to the Leafs in exchange for Gerry Meehan, Mike Byers and Bill Sutherland.

After a 350-game NHL career and three-plus seasons in the World Hockey Association, Selby retired at the age of 30 in 1975. Following his playing days, he became a history teacher at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. He also coached minor hockey for scholastic teams.