Bernie Parent


Philadelphia Flyers

Classic “stand up” goaltender that possessed a combination of lightening quick agility, remarkable hockey instincts, with yoga-like concentration

Retired as the Flyers all time leader in wins, GAA, and shutouts

Subject of the famous bumper sticker - “Only the Lord saves more than Bernie Parent”

Claimed by the Flyers off the Boston Bruins in the NHL Expansion Draft (1967)

Played 10 seasons as a G for the Philadelphia Flyers (1967-71, 1973-79)

Career stats as a Flyer: 232-141-103, 2.42 GAA, .917 Save %, 50 Shutouts

5 time NHL All-Star (1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977)

In need of goal scoring, the Flyers traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a three way deal that brought Rick MacLeish to Philadelphia (1/31/71)

The trade enabled him to play and learn alongside his boyhood idol Jacques Plante

Became the first NHL player to sign with the WHA (1972)

Played 1 season for the Philadelphia Blazers (1972-73)

Career stats with the Blazers: 33-28-0, 3.61 GAA, 2 Shutouts

Quit the Blazers during the 1973 WHA playoffs in a pay dispute

Named 2nd Team WHA All-Star (1972-73)

Reacquired by the Flyers when Toronto traded his NHL rights back to the Flyers (5/15/73)

4 times finished in the NHL Top 5 in Wins

2 times led the NHL in Wins (1973-74, 1974-75)

4 times finished in the NHL Top 5 in GAA

2 times led the NHL in GAA (1973-74, 1974-75)

5 times finished in the NHL Top 5 in Shutouts

3 times led the NHL in Shutouts (1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78)

Selected as NHL West Division MVP by The Sporting News (1974)

Named 1st Team All-Campbell Conference by The Sporting News (1974-75)

Named 1st Team All-NHL by The Hockey News (1974-75)

Named Sport Magazine Player of the Year (1974-75)

2 time 1st Team NHL All-Star selection (1973-74, 1974-75)

John Wanamaker Award recipient as Philadelphia Athlete of the Year (1975)

Philadelphia Flyers Class Guy Award recipient (1979)

Holds the Flyers single season record for Wins with 47 (1973-74)

Holds the Flyers single season record for Shutouts with 12 (1973-74, 1974-75)

Hold the Flyers single season record for Save % with .933 (1973-74)

Current rank on the Flyers Career Leaders (minimum 100 regular season games)

  • 2nd in Wins [232]
  • 3rd in GAA [2.42]
  • 2nd in Save % [.917]
  • 1st in Shutouts [50]
  • 1st in Playoff Wins [35]
  • 1st in Playoff Shutouts [6]

Holds NHL record for most regulation wins in a single season with 47 (1973-74)

Became the 6th goaltender in NHL history to record 4 shutouts in one post season (1975)

2 time Conn Smythe Trophy winner as Stanley Cup Playoff MVP (1974, 1975)

First player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in consecutive years

2 time Vezina Trophy winner the NHL’s top goaltender (1973-74, 1974-75)

5 time member of the Clarence Campbell Bowl winning Flyers (1967-68, 1973-77)

Member of 3 teams that went to the Stanley Cup Finals (1974-76)

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

Ranked 63rd on The Hockey News list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players (1998)

Had his #1 retired by the Flyers (10/11/79)

Inaugural Inductee in the Flyers Hall of Fame (1988)

First Flyer inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1984)

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