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Mel was a very good two-way player that could play in any type of game, physical or finesse. He was the ultimate team player that always stood up for his teammates. - Paul Holmgren
MEL BRIDGMAN
(1979-80 through 1980-81)

Coming straight from the junior ranks of Canadian hockey, Mel Bridgman joined a Flyers team that had selected him first overall in the 1975 Entry Draft.

Philadelphia had just won back-to-back Stanley Cup championships and as the club would soon find out – he fit right into the mold as a Broad Street Bully.

Tall in size and stature, Bridgman was the ideal power forward who immediately found his scoring touch, earning 23 goals and 50 points in his rookie season. He would go onto add another six goals and 14 points in the Stanley Cup playoffs to help the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals for a third consecutive year.

Never one to back down from a fight or an opponent, Bridgman earned over 300 points and nearly 1,000 penalty minutes throughout his seven year career as a Flyer, which included two Stanley Cup Final appearances and the legendary 35-game unbeaten streak.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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