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There are few players more closely associated with the Philadelphia Flyers than Bobby Clarke.
The face of the franchise, Clarke captained the Orange and Black from 1973 to 1979 and helped deliver back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975.
From the start of the 1970-71 season to the conclusion of the 1979-80 campaign, the Flin Flon, Manitoba native compiled 267 goals, 624 assists and 891 points in just 773 games. During that stretch, Clarke produced the two best seasons of his professional career (119 points in 1975-76 and 116 points in 1974-75) and managed better than 25 goals and 80 points in seven of 10 campaigns.
He perfectly embodied the Broad Street Bullies, accumulating 906 minutes in penalties during those 10 seasons while providing leadership and an annual offensive impact.
An eight-time All-Star, Clarke won the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP three times in the 1970s (1973, 1975 and 1976) and saw his No. 16 jersey retired by the Flyers on Bobby Clarke Night in 1984.
He was a first ballot inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame just three years later.