On this date in 2009, the Flyers inducted Dave “The Hammer” Schultz as the 20th member of the Flyers Hall of Fame.
Following the ceremony the Flyers won 3-2 over the New Jersey Devils.
Schultz appeared in 297 regular season games and 61 Stanley Cup Playoff games during a five-year career with the Flyers (1971-72 through 1975-76) and was a member of the 1974 and 1975 Flyers Stanley Cup Championship teams.
He recorded 51 goals and 64 assists for 115 points in the regular season, including 1,386 penalty minutes, which ranks fifth all-time in Flyers history. In 1974-75, Schultz recorded 472 penalty minutes in 76 games with the Flyers to set an NHL record for most penalty minutes in one season. In 61 playoff games with the Flyers, Schultz recorded 16 points (7G,9A) and 363 penalty minutes, which rank first in Flyers history.
ALSO ON THIS DATE: - The Flyers own an all-time record of 13-7-2-1.
- In 1993, the Flyers lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 11-5… The 11 goals allowed by the Flyers were the second most in team history.
- In 1995, the Flyers traded their 1st & 4th round draft pick in 1996 and Martin Spanhel to San Jose in exchange for Pat Falloon… The 1st round pick was later traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, who went on to select Danny Briere with the 24th overall pick.