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Quick Hits: Dev Camp Finale, Brassard, O'Connell, HOF and Much More

September 1, 2021 - 4:13 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 1, 2021 1) The Flyers' 2021 Development Camp will wrap up today at the team's official training facility in Voorhees. The highlight of the final day will be a 3-on-3 scrimmage. For a look at the takeaways from Day 3 of the camp, click here. 2) The Wednesday edition of the...

Quick Hits: Development Camp Wrapup, CHOP Fundraiser, TIFH

September 2, 2021 - 9:56 AM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 2, 2021 1) The Flyers wrapped up their 2021 Development Camp yesterday with a 3-on-3 half-rink tournament involving three teams. The tourney was won by Team Orange, which defeated Team White in the final game, 3-2. For a recap of the final day of camp and profiles of Elliot Desn...

Quick Hits: Olympics, Farabee, Prospects, Vets in Voorhees, and More

September 3, 2021 - 1:57 PM ET

Quick Hits: September 3, 2021 1) Yesterday, the Flyers announced that they have signed 21-year-old winger Joel Farabee to a six-year contract extension that will kick in for the 2022-23 campaign and run through 2026-27. When the contract takes effect in a year, Farabee's cap hit will be a $5.0 mi...

Quick Hits: Flyers Warriors Update, TIFH

September 4, 2021 - 7:11 PM ET

Quick Hits: September 4, 2021 1) The 2021 USA Hockey Warrior Classic will be held on Nov. 4-7, 2021, at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees and the Hollydell Ice Arena in Sewell, New Jersey. Last year's tournament had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in 2019, the Flyers Warrior...

Quick Hits: Ratcliffe, TIFH, and More

September 6, 2021 - 9:43 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 6, 2021 1) The 2022-23 season will be a crucial one for Flyers 2017 second-round pick Isaac Ratcliffe. He is almost certain to open his third pro season as a member of the American Hockey League's Lehigh Valley Phantoms and it will be up to him to work his way into serious c...

Six Finalists Named for Flyers Hall of Fame; Remembering McCrimmon & Dailey

September 7, 2021 - 9:52 AM ET

Six Finalists Named for Flyers Hall of Fame Today, the Flyers announced the six finalists for induction in the team's Hall of Fame during the 2021-22 season. The finalists are as follows: Mark Recchi (player), Rick Tocchet (player), Simon Gagne (player), Paul Holmgren (player, coach, GM, team pre...

Quick Hits: Flyers Daily (Nick Schultz, Flyers HOF finalists), TIFH & More

September 7, 2021 - 10:18 PM ET

Quick Hits: September 8, 2021 1) Earlier this week, Flyers development coach Nick Schultz was Jason Myrtetus's guest on Flyers Daily. A veteran of 1,069 NHL regular seasons, Schultz spent the final three seasons of his playing career with the Flyers before retiring in 2017. He was hired by the or...

Quick Hits: Konecny, Phantoms Preview, TIFH

September 9, 2021 - 10:59 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 9, 2021 1) Today on the Flyers official website, we have a feature article on Travis Konecny. The lengthy offseason -- 158 days between the 2020-21 regular season finale and the 2021-22 regular season opener come Oct. 15 -- has given a chance to take a step back, put last s...

Quick Hits: Holmgren Chosen for USHHOF, O'Connell, Flyers Alumni and More

September 10, 2021 - 1:49 AM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 10, 2021 1) USA Hockey announced its United States Hockey Hall of Fame induction class of 2021 yesterday: longtime Flyers player and executive Paul Holmgren, Denver area icon and longtime Boston Bruins star Peter McNab (a Canadian-born American citizen who has lived in the U.S....

9/11: A 20-Year Personal and Flyers Retrospective

September 11, 2021 - 10:29 AM ET

Twenty years ago today, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a deliberately crashed airplane in Somerset Airplane in Somerset County, PA, that was intended to fly into the Capitol, shocked and horrified the world. It also had the effect, sadly only briefly, of galvanizing an...

Quick Hits: Giroux, Rookie Camp, Frost, Flyers Daily

September 13, 2021 - 11:20 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 13, 2021 1) We are two days away from the start of the Flyers' 2021 Rookie Camp and a little more than a week from the start of full NHL camp. The majority of the returning and new NHL veterans on the team are now in Voorhees. Team captain Claude Giroux joined the workouts t...

Quick Hits: Flyers Camp Schedule and Preview, Tix, TIFH

September 14, 2021 - 2:31 PM ET

Quick Hits: September 14, 2021 1) On-ice work at the Flyers 2021 Rookie Camp will begin on Thursday of this week and continue on Friday. Over the weekend, the Flyers Rookie will play back-to-back games against the New York Rangers prospects, with a game at the MSG Training Center on Saturday and...

Quick Hits: Fletcher/Flahr, Rookie Camp, European Prospects, TIFH

September 15, 2021 - 6:34 AM ET

Quick Hits: Sept. 15, 2021 1) The European regular seasons are underway. Here's a quick look-in how Flyers prospects are faring so far. KHL: 19-year-old goaltender Alexei Kolosov has started three games to date for Dinamo Minsk, winning two. He stopped 32 of 35 shots in a 4-3 win over Lokomoti...

Quick Hits: Rookie Camp, Avon, Promotion Schedule and More

September 16, 2021 - 7:36 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 16, 2021 1) 2021 Flyers Rookie Camp: On-ice group work begins today and continues tomorrow at the Flyers' 2021 Rookie Camp. The pace should go a bit quicker than at the recent Development Camp but the late summer nature of the previous camp made it a bit different in tone th...

Quick Hits: RIP Lou Angotti, Rookie Camp, Flyers Daily and More

September 17, 2021 - 6:52 AM ET

RIP Lou Angotti A veteran of 653 NHL regular season games and 65 Stanley Cup playoff games, Lou Angotti was a savvy two-way forward who served as the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers during the team's inaugural 1967-68 season, has passed away at the age of 83. Angotti exemplified the hard-w...

Quick Hits: Rookie Gameday (Tarrytown, NY), Rookie Camp, Coatesy and More

September 18, 2021 - 10:07 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 18, 2021 1) The Flyers have completed two days of Rookie Camp on-ice work at the Skate Zone in Voorhes. On Friday, prospects Tyson Foerster, Cam York and Tanner Laczynski spoke to the media following the session. A transcript of Phantoms head coach Ian Laperriere's media ava...

Quick Hits: Rookie Game Recap and Rematch, Flyers Warriors, Alumni and More

September 19, 2021 - 9:12 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 19, 2021 1) Rookie Game 1: The Flyers prospects defeated their New York Rangers counterparts, 6-3, at the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown, NY, on Saturday afternoon in the first match of back-to-back Rookie games. Tyson Foerster and Linus Sandin scored two goals apiece...

Quick Hits: Rookie Game 2, Allison, Morin, Flyers Warriors and More

September 20, 2021 - 10:21 AM ET

QUICK HITS: SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 1) One day after the Flyers rookies saw a 3-0 lead go by the wayside but rebounded for a 6-4 win over the New York Rangers rookies in Tarrytown, the Flyers rookies were unable to build upon or protect a 2-0 lead and went on to lose, 3-2, in the Rookie Game rematch i...

Quick Hits: Training Camp, Injuries, WFC Admission Policy, and More

September 21, 2021 - 4:33 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 21, 2021 1) Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault will address the media via Zoom at noon ET on Tuesday. He will likely discuss the team's many roster changes during the offseason, what it will take for the team to re-establish an identity as a team that ranks in the upper porti...

Training Camp: Injuries (Hayes, Allison, Morin), Roster Implications, ATOs

September 21, 2021 - 2:07 PM ET

Pre-Camp Injury Report: Hayes, Allison, Morin, etc. Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault addressed the media on Tuesday ahead of the start of the team's NHL training camp. The team also issued an injury report that included an unpleasant surprise. * Yesterday, center Kevin Hayes felt something a...

Training Camp: On-Ice Schedule, AV, Avon, Flyers Warriors and More

September 23, 2021 - 7:18 AM ET

Quick Hits: September 23, 2021 1) On-ice work begins for the Philadelphia Flyers today at their 2021 training camp in Voorhees. During the early days of camp, sessions will be divided into three groups. Group C is the "Phantoms" group. The schedule for the first five days of camp is as follows:...