50 years in the making, we’re ready for our 50th Anniversary season! pic.twitter.com/CNE1wMOaNR— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 10, 2016
On Feb. 9, 1966, the Philadelphia Flyers were born as Ed Snider got the call that Philadelphia had been awarded an NHL franchise. Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of that call and the birth of the team that would later go on to be named the Flyers and debut in the 1967-68 season.
The Flyers will mark their 50th anniversary season in the 2016-17 season and have some big plans for the year, many of which are being unveiled during Tuesday's game against the Ducks.
At a pregame ceremony, featuring Hall of Famers Mark Howe, Bill Barber, Bernie Parent and Bobby Clarke as well as the widow of Flyers Hall of Famer Barry Ashbee, the Flyers unveiled their 50th anniversary logo which will be on display throughout the upcoming season.