Schultz to Join Flyers Hall of Fame
"The Hammer" to be honored on November 16
Tuesday, 10.13.2009 / 10:45 AM / News
|Dave Schultz holds the single-season NHL penalty minute record with 472 in 1974-75. (Flyers Archives)
“Dave Schultz helped define Philadelphia Flyers hockey,” said Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider. “He played with a high level of intensity, always proudly defending the orange and black and making it difficult for our opponents. He never backed down and he fought hard every night, wearing his heart on his sleeve. While his temporary home was in the penalty box, we’re glad that he will have a permanent home in the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame.”
Schultz appeared in 297 regular season games and 61 Stanley Cup Playoff games during a five-year career with the Flyers (1971-72 through 1975-76) and was a member of the 1974 and 1975 Flyers Stanley Cup Championship teams.
He recorded 51 goals and 64 assists for 115 points in the regular season, including 1,386 penalty minutes, which ranks fifth all-time in Flyers history. In 1974-75, Schultz recorded 472 penalty minutes in 76 games with the Flyers to set an NHL record for most penalty minutes in one season. In 61 playoff games with the Flyers, Schultz recorded 16 points (7G,9A) and 363 penalty minutes, which rank first in Flyers history.
Highlights of the Schultz Hall of Fame Night include video tributes of his great plays and fights and a look back at his impressive Flyers career accomplishments and statistics.
Schultz will be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame and presented with gifts from his former teammates and the Flyers organization. Schultz will address the crowd concluding the ceremony with the unfurling of the Hall of Fame banner with the addition of his name.
All fans attending the game will receive a Schultz poster as they arrive. Fan Gear will also offer autographed commemorative photographs.
The Flyers Hall of Fame was established in 1988 to permanently honor those individuals who have contributed to the franchise’s success. The Hall of Fame induction is held, as needed, with candidates nominated and voted upon by a panel of media members and team officials. The following people are members of the Flyers Hall of Fame:
1988 - Bob Clarke and Bernie Parent
1989 - Bill Barber, Ed Snider and Keith Allen
1990 - Rick MacLeish and Fred Shero
1991 - Barry Ashbee and Gary Dornhoefer
1992 - Reggie Leach and Gene Hart
1993 - Joe Scott and Ed Van Impe
1994 - Tim Kerr
1996 - Joe Watson
1999 - Brian Propp
2001 - Mark Howe
2004 - Dave Poulin
2008 - Ron Hextall