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Flyers to unveil Fred Shero Statue on Saturday

Club to honor Hall of Fame and Stanley Cup Champion coach outside of Xfinity LIVE!

Monday, 03.10.2014 / 3:09 PM / News
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Flyers to unveil Fred Shero Statue on Saturday
Club to honor Hall of Fame and Stanley Cup Champion coach outside of Xfinity LIVE!


The Philadelphia Flyers will memorialize legendary Hall of Fame coach Fred Shero, who led two Flyers teams to Stanley Cup Championships (1974 and 1975), with an eight-foot tall, 1300-pound bronze statue at XFINITY Live! The statue will be unveiled as part of a free, open-to-the-public celebration in front of the Spectrum Grill at XFINITY Live! on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m.

"Fred Shero was a great coach,” said Philadelphia Flyers Chairman Ed Snider. "He is the only Flyers coach to win a cup, and he won two! And no one will ever forget how he out coached the Russians. He took the players Keith Allen put together and used them perfectly, and was largely responsible for the legend of the 'Broad Street Bullies.' In my opinion, Freddie and the team were made for one another. This statue is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest members of the Flyers family of all time."
 
Snider, members of the two Stanley Cup-winning Flyers teams, and members of Shero's family will be in attendance.
 
Custom created and built by Chad Fisher of Fisher Sculpture located in Moorestown, New Jersey, was hand-crafted completely by Fisher himself.

The process, which took six months from start to finish, began in the Archives office of the Wells Fargo Center where Fisher selected photos of Shero to base his design.
 
Shero was the head coach of the Flyers for seven seasons, 1971-72 through 1977-78.  He compiled a record of 308-151-95 with the Flyers during the regular season and a record of 48-35 during the playoffs.  He is the club’s all-time leader in seasons coached, games coached (554), coaching wins and coaching winning percentage (.642).
 
In 1973-74, after Shero led the Flyers to a 50-16-12 regular season record, the team went on to become the first expansion franchise to win the Stanley Cup.  Shero won the first Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year following that season.  The Flyers repeated as Stanley Cup Champions in 1975 and went to the Finals for the third straight year in 1976, all under Shero’s watch.

Ray Shero, son of Fred Shero and current Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager, will be in attendance at Saturday’s statue dedication and offers this quote:
 
“My father never would have imagined there would be a statue here in his honor. On behalf of the entire Shero family, I want to thank Mr. Snider, the Flyers organization and especially the players from those great '70s teams for honoring his memory in this unique way.”

WATCH FRED SHERO'S SON GIVE HIS HALL OF FAME SPEECH

 
Shero became the eighth member of the Flyers organization to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on July 9, 2013.  He joins Bernie Parent (1984), Bobby Clarke (1987), Ed Snider (1988), Bill Barber (1990), Keith Allen (1992) and Mark Howe (2011), as well as broadcaster Gene Hart, who was recognized for his contributions with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 1997.
 
The Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are available by calling 215-218-PUCK (7825) and visiting PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.

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