The man responsible for bringing the Flyers to Philadelphia and turning Philadelphia into an Orange and Black mecca for hockey is gone.
Flyers chairman Ed Snider passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the age of 83.
Mr. Snider founded the Flyers in 1966 after Philadelphia was awarded with one of six expansion teams entering the NHL for their inaugural season in 1967. He was primarily responsible for the building of the Spectrum, the home of the Flyers from 1967 to 1995. Snider took control of the building in 1971 and created the management company Spectacor to oversee the team and arena in 1974.