Hard-nosed defenseman Daryl Stanley was born in Winnipeg on Dec. 2, 1962. Undrafted, the Flyers signed the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Stanley as a free agent on October 9, 1981.
Best known as half of the "Bruise Brothers" with teammate Dave Brown, the duo was featured (in Blues Brothers-inspired hats, suits and sunglasses) on a t-shirt in the mid-1980s. The shirt was a top-selling Flyers merchandize item around the Delaware Valley in 1985.
Stanley played 89 regular season games and 17 playoff games for the Flyers over parts of three seasons (1983-84 to 1986-87) posting 216 regular season penalty minutes and 30 postseason penalty minutes.
On August 31, 1987, the Flyers traded Stanley and backup goaltender Darren Jensen to the Vancouver Canucks for backup goalie Wendell Young and a 1990 third-round pick (Kimbi Daniels).
After surviving a serious car accident and following his retirement as a player, Stanley started a successful business of providing guided hunting tours in the Manitoba wilderness called Daryl Stanley's Bear Creek Outfitting and Stanley's Goose Camp.