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Flyers mourn loss of Stephenson

Thursday, 08.05.2010 / 5:50 PM / News
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Flyers mourn loss of Stephenson
Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider released the following statement on former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Wayne Stephenson, who passed away at the age of 65 on June 22.

“On behalf of the Philadelphia Flyers, I would like to personally send my condolences to Nedina and the entire Stephenson family," said Snider. "Wayne joined us after we captured our first Stanley Cup in 1974, and provided steady support in helping us as we went on to win our second-consecutive Championship. The following season, Wayne was a key contributor as our team reached the Stanley Cup Final for a third consecutive season, earning a spot on the All-Star team. Wayne was a terrific human being who offered so much to our team, both on and off the ice. I will always cherish the memories I have of Wayne."
Former Flyers goaltender Wayne Stephenson was acquired by the Flyers on Sept. 16, 1974. ( Photo Gallery

Born on Jan. 29, 1945 in Fort William, Ontario, Stephenson spent five seasons with the Flyers and was a member of the 1975 Stanley Cup Championship team, where he was a back up to Bernie Parent.

During the 1975-76 season, Stephenson recorded a career-best 40-10-13 record with a 2.58 goals-against average and .907 save percentage appearing in 66 regular season games, starting in place of an injured Parent. He ranked second in the NHL in wins (40) and minutes played (3,819) and fourth in GAA (2.58).

He also helped lead the Flyers to their third straight Stanley Cup Final in 1976, appearing in eight games in the playoffs, including all four games in the Final, recording a 2.67 GAA and .904 save percentage to go with a 4-4 record.

During his career as a Flyer, Stephenson appeared in 165 games where he compiled a 93-35-26 record to go along with a 2.77 GAA and 10 shutouts. He appeared in the NHL’s mid-season All-Star Game on two occasions (1975-76 & 1977-78). He stands third all-time in Flyers history in wins (93).

Stephenson is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren and a brother.

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