Fred Shero


Philadelphia Flyers

Spent 7 seasons as Head Coach of the Philadelphia Flyers (1971-78)

Overall record of 308-151-95 with the Flyers

Nicknamed “The Fog” for his tendency to drift off topic in thought

Known for an eccentric but effective coaching style

Brought many innovative coaching techniques to the NHL

  • Implemented a consistent team wide system across all four lines
  • Hired Mike Nykoluk as the first ever NHL assistant coach (1972)
  • First NHL coach to advocate adopting Russian training techniques
  • First NHL coach to introduce a morning skate
  • Had players undergo the same training exercises NASA used for its astronauts
  • His blackboard messages became a staple in the Flyers locker room

His blackboard messages became a staple in the Flyers locker room

Famously wrote “Win today, and we’ll walk together forever” before the series clinching Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (1974)

Current rank amongst Flyers coaches

  • 1st in Games [554]
  • 1st in Wins [308]
  • 1st in Winning % [.642]
  • 1st in Playoff Games [83]
  • 1st in Playoff Wins [48]
  • 2nd in Playoff Wining % [.578]

Recipient of the Lester Patrick Award for outstanding contributions to hockey in the USA (1981)

Recipient of the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year (1974)

Coached the Flyers to 3 consecutive Conference Championships (1974-76)

Head Coach of the 2 time Stanley Cup Champion Philadelphia Flyers (1974, 1975)

Selected as Philadelphia greatest coach/manager in a Philadelphia Daily News poll (1999)

Honored member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame (1990)

[ Return to Inductee Listing ]


Class VII (2010)

Class VI (2009)

Class V (2008)

Class IV (2007)

Class III (2006)

Class II (2005)

Charter Class (2004)

Search Inductees