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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 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 52 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 52 8 34 -3 42
W. Simmonds 52 19 16 -7 35
B. Schenn 50 14 15 -2 29
S. Gostisbehere 34 9 19 3 28
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 50 4 9 -10 13
M. Raffl 52 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 14 7 .915 2.70
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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