On this date in 1984, the Flyers honored center Bobby Clarke at the Spectrum by retiring his No. 16.
Clarke spent all 15 years of his NHL career with the Flyers and is the Flyers’ all-time leader in points (1,210), assists (852), shorthanded goals (32) and games played (1,144).
Clarke also holds franchise playoff records for most points (119), assists (77) and games played (136).
Clarke led the Flyers as Captain to two Stanley Cup titles (1974 & 1975) and was awarded the Hart Trophy three times as the league's MVP.
Nine times an All-Star, Clarke was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987.
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
- The Flyers own an all-time 12-4-3-1 record
- In 1992, Eric Lindros recorded his first career hat trick in a 7-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators. This would be the first of 12 career hat tricks Lindros would record as a Flyer.