Bobby Clarke


Philadelphia Flyers

Captain and leader of the Flyers Broad Street Bullies teams of the 1970’s

Diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 14 but did not let the condition from becoming one of the greatest players in NHL history

First player from an expansion team to score more than 100 points in a season (1972-73)

Talented playmaker who compiled three 100-pt seasons and twice led the NHL in assists

One of the best defensive forwards in his era as well as a driven checker and spectacular on face-offs

Possessed a tireless work ethic and a willingness to do anything it took to win games

Scored one of the most famous goals in Flyers history with his OT game winner in Game 2 of the 1974 Stanley Cup Final in Boston

Played on the Flyers highly touted LCB line with Bill Barber and Reggie Leach

Led the Flyers to the only outright victory by an NHL team over the Soviet Red Army in the 1976 Super Series (1/11/76)

Member of the Flyers team that had a 35 game undefeated streak which remains the longest in North American professional sports history (1979-80)

Finished his career 4th all time in Assists and 11th all time in Points

Played his entire 15 year NHL career as a C with the Philadelphia Flyers (1969-84)

Drafted by the Flyers in the 2nd Round, 17th overall of the NHL Draft (1969)

Career stats: 1144 GP, 358 Goals, 852 Assists, 1210 Points

Became the youngest captain, at age 23, in NHL history (1972)

Served as Flyers captain for 9 seasons (1972-79, 1982-84)

Served as Flyers player / assistant coach for 3 seasons (1979-82)

10 time NHL All Star (1970-79)

3 times lead the Flyers in Goals (1970-71, 1971-72, 1973-74)

11 times led the Flyers in Assists (1970-80, 1982-83)

8 times led the Flyers in Points (1970-76, 1977-78, 1982-83)

7 times finished in the NHL Top 10 in Points

9 times finished in the NHL Top 10 in Assists

2 time NHL leader in Assists (1974-75, 1975-76)

1 time finished in the NHL Top 10 in Power Play Goals

7 times finished in the NHL Top 10 in Short Handed Goals

2 time NHL co-leader in Short Handed Goals (1973-74, 1976-77)

3 times finished in the NHL Top 10 in Plus/Minus

1 time led the NHL in Plus/Minus (1975-76)

2 time NHL Stanley Cup Playoff co-leader in Assists (1975, 1976)

2 time 1st Team NHL All-Star selection (1974-75, 1975-76)

2 time 2nd Team NHL All-Star selection (1972-73, 1973-74)

Played for Team Canada during the famed Summit Series against the USSR (1972)

Captained Team Canada to the Canada Cup Championship (1976)

Bronze Medal winner at the IIHF World Championships with Team Canada (1982)

John Wanamaker Award recipient as Philadelphia Athlete of the Year (1974)

Philadelphia Flyers Class Guy Award recipient (1982)

Set the NHL record for most assists by a centerman with 89: since broken (1974-75)

Set the Flyers single season record for Points with 119: since broken (1975-76)

Holds the Flyers single season record for Assists with 89 (1974-75, 1975-76)

Current rank on the Flyers Career Leaders

  • 4th in Goals [358]
  • 1st in Assists [852]
  • 1st in PTS [1210]
  • 1st in Plus/Minus [506]
  • 3rd in SOG [2587]
  • 5th in PPG [99]
  • 1st in SHG [32]
  • 9th in GWG [38]
  • 5th in Playoff Goals [42]
  • 1st in Playoff Assists [77]
  • 1st in Playoff Points [119]

3 time Hart Memorial Trophy winner as NHL MVP (1973, 1975, 1976)

Masterton Trophy recipient for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey (1972)

Lester Pearson Award winner as the NHL’s most outstanding player as voted by the NHLPA (1974)

Selke Trophy recipient as NHL’s top defensive forward (1983)

Lou Marsh Memorial Trophy winner as Canada’s top athlete (1975)

Lionel Conacher Award recipient as Canada’s male athlete of the year as vote by the Canadian Press (1975)

Shared the Lester Patrick Trophy with Ed Snider and Fred Shero for their contributions to ice hockey in the United States (1980)

5 time member of the Clarence Campbell Bowl winning Flyers (1973-77, 1979-80)

Played in 4 Stanley Cup Finals with the Flyers (1974-76, 1980)

2 time Stanley Cup Champion with the Philadelphia Flyers (1974, 1975)

Vice President / General Manager of the Flyers for 6 seasons (1984-90)

Served as Senior Vice President of the Flyers (1992-93)

President and General Manager of the Flyers for 8 seasons (1994-03)

General Manager of the Flyers for 3 seasons (2003-06)

General Manager of the 2 time Wales Conference Champion Flyers (1985, 1987)

General Manager of the Eastern Conference Champion Flyers (1997)

Senior Vice President of the Flyers (2006-Present)

General Manager of the Team Canada at the Nagano Winter Olympics (1998)

Trophy awarded to the Western Hockey League’s top scorer is named in his honor

The Bobby Clarke Trophy as Flyers Team MVP is named in his honor

Ranked 23rd on The Hockey News list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players (1998)

Had his #16 retired by the Flyers (11/15/84)

Inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame (1987)

Inaugural Inductee in the Flyers Hall of Fame (1988)

Inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame (2005)

Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1987)

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