Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Bobby Clarke

Today is the 62nd birthday of Philadelphia Flyers legend Bobby Clarke.
 He retired from active on ice play after the 1983-84 season and at the time was 4th all time in assist and 11th in points scored, he has since moved down to 24th in assist and 42nd in points.  His plus/minus rating is still 5th all time with +506.

He was the NHL MVP (Hart Trophy) in 1973,1975 and 1976 and he won the Frank Selke Trophy for best defensive forward in 1983.
He is biggest on ice triumph came in 1974 and 1975 as he led the Philadelphia Flyers to back to back Stanley Cup Championships.
He holds the Flyers record for most assist in a season with 89, which he did in 1974-75 and 1975-76 seasons.

Philadelphia retired his #16 in 1984 and named the trophy for the MVP of the Flyers, the Bobby Clarke Trophy.
In 1987 he was a first ballot inductee in to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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