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1969–70 Philadelphia Flyers season

 

1969–70 Philadelphia Flyers season

The 1969–70 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' third season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, setting a team record for fewest wins and an NHL record for most ties.

Regular season

The Flyers took a chance when they selected a 19-year-old diabetic from Flin Flon, Manitoba named Bobby Clarke with their second draft pick, 17th overall, in the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft. By the time training camp came around it was clear that Clarke was the best player on the team, and he quickly became a fan favorite. His 15 goals and 31 assists earned him a trip to the NHL All-Star Game. Despite his arrival, the team struggled in 1969–70 recording a franchise worst (as of completion of the 2012–13 season) in wins (17). Even with such a bad output, the Flyers had a seven-point lead on the Oakland Seals with six games to play. However, the Flyers lost their last six games and Oakland made up the deficit. They lost the tiebreaker for the final playoff spot to Oakland, missing the playoffs for the first time.

Season standings

West Division[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 St. Louis Blues 76 37 27 12 224 179 +45 86
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 76 26 38 12 182 238 −56 64
3 Minnesota North Stars 76 19 35 22 224 257 −33 60
4 Oakland Seals 76 22 40 14 169 243 −74 58
5 Philadelphia Flyers 76 17 35 24 197 225 −28 58
6 Los Angeles Kings 76 14 52 10 168 290 −122 38


Schedule and results

Regular season

1969–70 regular season

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Tie (1 point)

Player stats

Skaters

Note: Pos = Position (C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing); GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus (playoff plus-minus not available); PIM = Penalties in minutes

# Player Age Pos GP G A P +/- PIM GP G A P PIM
Regular season Playoffs
7 Lacroix, AndreAndre Lacroix 24 C 74 22 36 58 -6 14
12 Dornhoefer, GaryGary Dornhoefer 26 RW 65 26 29 55 2 96
20 Johnson, JimJim Johnson 27 C 72 18 30 48 1 17
16 Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke 20 C 76 15 31 46 1 68
11 Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron 35 LW 71 23 21 44 8 54
17 Nolet, SimonSimon Nolet 28 RW 56 22 22 44 12 36
10 Sutherland, BillBill Sutherland 35 LW 51 15 17 32 -2 30
3 Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman 32 D 76 5 26 31 -9 73
9 Fleming, RegReg Fleming 33 LW 65 9 18 27 -4 134
24 Ball, TerryTerry Ball 25 D 61 7 18 25 -7 20
8 Morrison, LewLew Morrison 21 RW 66 9 10 19 -3 19
15 Peters, GarryGarry Peters 27 C 59 6 10 16 -9 69
19 Heiskala, EarlEarl Heiskala 27 LW 65 8 7 15 -15 171
14 Watson, JoeJoe Watson 26 D 54 3 11 14 0 28
23 Hale, LarryLarry Hale 28 D 53 1 9 10 -4 28
2 Van Impe, EdEd Van Impe 29 D 65 0 10 10 -1 117
6 Hillman, WayneWayne Hillman 31 D 68 3 5 8 -9 69
5 Cherry, DickDick Cherry 32 D 68 3 4 7 -24 23
30 Parent, BernieBernie Parent 24 G 62 0 3 3 N/A 14
21 Sarrazin, DickDick Sarrazin 24 RW 18 1 1 2 -2 4
18 Paiement, RosaireRosaire Paiement 24 RW 9 1 1 2 -2 4
21 Bernier, SergeSerge Bernier 22 C 1 0 1 1 -1 0
4, 21 MacSweyn, RalphRalph MacSweyn 27 D 17 0 0 0 -7 4
1 Favell, DougDoug Favell 24 G 15 0 0 0 N/A 2
21 Edestrand, DarrylDarryl Edestrand 24 D 2 0 0 0 -1 6
1 Wilson, DuncDunc Wilson 21 G 1 0 0 0 N/A 0

Goaltenders

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GA = Goals against; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average; MIN = Minutes played; Bold denotes franchise record

# Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
Regular season Playoffs
30 Parent, BernieBernie Parent 24 62 13 29 20 3 171 .920 2.79 3680
1 Favell, DougDoug Favell 24 15 4 5 4 1 43 .917 3.15 820
1 Wilson, DuncDunc Wilson 21 1 0 1 0 0 3 .885 3.00 60

Awards and records

Awards

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Bobby Clarke
Bernie Parent

Records

Flyers player
Player Record Mark
Bernie Parent Losses, one season 29[2]

Transactions

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from May 5, 1969, the day after the deciding game of the 1969 Stanley Cup Finals, through May 10, 1970, the day of the deciding game of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals.

Trades

Date
Details
May 14, 1969 To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To St. Louis Blues
Ron Buchanan
May 14, 1969 To Philadelphia Flyers
Wayne Hillman
To Minnesota North Stars
John Miszuk
June 6, 1969 To Philadelphia Flyers
Reg Fleming
To New York Rangers
Don Blackburn
Leon Rochefort
June 10, 1969 To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Minnesota North Stars
Bob Barlow
June 12, 1969 To Philadelphia Flyers
Jean-Guy Gendron
To Montreal Canadiens
cash

Other transactions

Date Player Team (League) Notes
Signed via free agency
September 29, 1969 Jim Mair Johnstown Jets (EHL)
Selected in intra-league draft or reverse draft
June 10, 1969 Bob Barlow Vancouver Canucks (WHL) intra-league draft
June 11, 1969 Larry Hillman Montreal Canadiens intra-league draft
Lost in intra-league draft or reverse draft
June 6, 1969 Roger Pelletier Quebec Aces (AHL) intra-league draft
June 11, 1969 Jean-Guy Gendron Montreal Canadiens intra-league draft
June 12, 1969 Bob Sneddon Springfield Kings (AHL) reverse draft
Retirement
September 23, 1969 Allan Stanley
Re-signed
July 24, 1969 Andre Lacroix
August 21, 1969 Serge Bernier
August 21, 1969 Gerry Meehan

Draft picks

Philadelphia's picks at the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft in Montreal, Quebec.[3]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 6 Bob Currier Center  Canada Cornwall Royals (CJAHL)
2 17 Bobby Clarke Center  Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
3 28 Willie Brossart Defense  Canada Estevan Bruins (WCHL)
4 40 Michel Belhumeur Goaltender  Canada Drummondville Rangers (QJHL)
5 52 Dave Schultz Left Wing  Canada Sorel Eperviers (QJHL)
6 64 Don Saleski Right Wing  Canada Regina Pats (SJHL)
8 81 Claude Chartre Center  Canada Drummondville Rangers (QJHL)

Farm teams

The Flyers were affiliated with the Quebec Aces of the AHL,[4][5] the Flint Generals of the IHL,[6] and the Jersey Devils of the EHL.[6]

References

General
  • Results and Schedule
  • Schedule and Results
  • Game Scores & Results
Specific
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