Top Players in Philadelphia Flyers’ History: No. 6—Ron Hextall

March 31st, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »


Ron Hextall may have very well been the best goalie in Flyers’ history if he had won the Stanley Cup.  I know that is a stretch, but he was unbelievable, and easily the most unique goalie that ever played for the Flyers, maybe the most unique one in NHL history.

He was a late draft pick, 119th overall in 1982 by the Philadelphia Flyers, and immediately started to make an impact for this team.

He was quickly a fan favorite in Philadelphia, as his aggressive play was something that Philadelphia fans not only loved, but yearned for.  And when it is an NHL goalie that is fighting and making big hits, well, it makes the game that much more exciting. 

He holds the NHL record for most penalty minutes in one season f ...

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