The Philadelphia Flyers Fan Club announced today that they have selected Mike Richards as the winner of the Gene Hart Memorial Award. This award is presented annually to the Flyer who has the best rapport with the fans as voted by Philadelphia Flyers Fan Club Board of Directors.
The award honors the memory of longtime Flyers broadcaster Gene Hart. For 28 years, Flyers broadcaster Gene Hart called the organization’s most thrilling moments, and in the process, helped spawn generations of devoted fans. Hart’s contributions to the sport were recognized with his induction into the Flyers Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.
The award was presented to Richards prior to today’s Flyers-Pittsburgh Penguins game at the Wachovia Center by Flyers Fan Club Board of Director members Joe Fisher and Ryan Carney.