Skilled center Art Stratton was born Oct. 8, 1935 in Winnipeg. A prolific minor league scorer who is a member of the American Hockey League Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, Stratton played professionally from 1955-56 until 1975-76. He appeared in 95 NHL games.
During his career, Stratton played for seven teams in the AHL and five more in the NHL level. He was a two-time winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL's most valuable player (1964-65, 1973-74), a one-time John Sollenberger Trophy winner as the AHL's leading scorer and a two-two Central Hockey League Most Valuable Player Award winner.
Stratton played 12 regular season games and five playoff matches for the Flyers during their inaugural 1967-68 season after being acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Wayne Hicks. As a Flyer, Stratton contributed four assists and dressed in five of seven games in the team's Stanley Cup Quarterfinal series against the St. Louis Blues. A groin injury affected his late season play.
Following the 1967-68 season, the Flyers sent Stratton and John Hanna to the Western Hockey League's Seattle Totems to complete a deal for Earl Heiskala. Philadelphia also previously loaned Quebec Aces (AHL) players Bob Courcy and Ray Larose to Seattle.