June 4, 1974...Barry Ashbee Retires
On this date in 1974, Flyers defenseman Barry Ashbee announced his retirement.
Ashbee was forced to leave the Flyers' 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Rangers in Game Four of their Semifinal series on April 28, 1974, due to injury.
During the overtime period, Ashbee was forced to leave the game after being struck in the eye by a puck after a slap shot by Ranger Dale Rolfe. It would be his last game as a Flyer.
The Flyers would honor Ashbee by retiring his jersey, No. 4, on April 3, 1975.