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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 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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