The Hockey Hall of Fame announced today that the newest member to be inducted will be former Flyers head coach Fred Shero.
Flyers chairman and founder Ed Snider on the honor bestowed upon Shero:
"I am thrilled to hear that Fred Shero was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There’s no sense looking back as to why it didn’t happen sooner, because today’s a happy day to celebrate the fact that a guy that deserves it immensely has finally been elected to the Hall of Fame. It’s a great day for the Philadelphia Flyers."
Shero took over the Flyers bench in 1971 and led the team to 308 victories in seven season with the team, both rank first all-time in Flyers history.
The pinnacle of Shero's career behind the bench came when he led the Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in 1974 & 1975.
Following the 1974 season, Shero won the NHL's Jack Adams Award as the coach of the year. He was also a recipient of the Lester Patrick Award in 1980 - an honor that recognizes an individuals contributions to hockey in the United States.
More coming on Shero's induction, which will take place on November 11, in Toronto, shortly...