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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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