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Flyers Acquire Reg the Ruffian from Rangers

by @NHLFlyers

Over the course of his colorful NHL, WHA and minor league career, the late Reggie "the Ruffian" Fleming took on all comers as one of the most willing fighters of his era. A frequent foe during his time with the New York Rangers, Fleming became a Flyer on June 6, 1969 when the Flyers acquired him from Rangers in exchange for Leon Rochefort and Don Blackburn.

Fleming dressed in 65 games for the Flyers in 1969-70, posting 134 penalty minutes and 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists). A fan favorite during his short time in Philadelphia, the Flyers lost him in the 1970 NHL Expansion Draft after he was claimed by the Buffalo Sabres.

June 6 in Flyers History

1986: The Flyers acquire defenseman J.J. Daigneault from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Rich Sutter and Dave Richter. The deal also sees the Flyers acquire a 1986 second-round pick (Kent Hawley) and 1987 fifth-round pick, later traded back to the Canucks and used on the selection of Sean Fabian) while sending the Canucks their own previously acquired 1986 third-round pick (Dan Gibson).

2008: The Flyers acquire defenseman Danny Syvret from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Ryan Potulny.

2010: The Chicago Blackhawks take a three games to two lead in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final with a 7-4 win over the visiting Flyers.




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