(December 4) - The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have named Bob Clarke as senior vice president, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren.
"Bob's experience as a player and general manager over the last 37 years is invaluable," said Holmgren in making the announcement. "This is a way to keep Clarkie involved in the organization and utilize the knowledge that he has gained over the years. He is a tremendous resource that we can call upon. We should take advantage of that and Bob is certainly willing to help out the organization any way that he can."
Clarke, 57, will be involved in aspects of the Flyers' player development program. He will be viewing and meeting with the team's drafted players, including Steve Downie, Claude Giroux
and Andreas Nodl, monitoring their progress and helping in their development as they move forward in their hockey careers. Clarke will continue to keep in close contact with those players until they sign a contract with the Flyers and join the organization's system.
Clarke resigned as general manager of the Flyers on October 22. During his 19 seasons at the helm of the Flyers, the team compiled a 714-443-199 record, including 16 playoff appearances, three Eastern Conference Championships, three appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals and eight division titles. As a player, Clarke led the Flyers to two Stanley Cup Championships in 1973-74 and 1974-75 and finished his playing career as the Flyers' all-time leading scorer with 1,210 points (358 goals and 852 assists) in 1,144 games over 15 seasons.