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September 22, 1991—Flyers acquire Rod Brind'Amour and Dan Quinn from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Murray Baron and Ron Sutter.
Quinn managed just 102 games with the Flyers, but Brind'Amour was a centerpiece of Philadelphia's franchise for better than eight seasons from 1991-99. All told, the Ottawa native amassed 235 goals and 601 points in 633 career games with the Orange and Black.
February 19, 1992—Flyers acquire Mark Recchi, Brian Benning and a first-round pick in the 1992 NHL draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Rick Tocchet, Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and a third-round pick in the 1993 NHL draft.
The first of two occasions in which Recchi was traded to Philadelphia, the Flyers had to surrender a pair of stalwarts in Tocchet and Samuelsson, who had spent a combined 14 seasons with the Orange and Black but were able to secure a 24-year-old Recchi, who would go on to produce 105 goals and 262 points in just 200 games in Philly before being moved to Montreal in an even bigger transaction.
August 20, 1997—Flyers acquire first-round selections in the 1998, '99, 2000 and '01 NHL drafts from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Mikael Renberg and Karl Dykhuis.
An unimaginable swap in today’s NHL, Philly was looking toward the future in 1997 when it shipped blossoming offensive star Renberg to the upstart Lightning for four first-round picks. Sadly, only one of those selections (Simon Gagne in 1998) became a franchise talent for the Flyers.
February 24, 2007—Flyers acquire Braydon Coburn from the Atlanta Thrashers for Alexei Zhitnik.
One of the most lopsided transactions in recent memory, Philadelphia fleeced a Thrashers squad desperate to qualify for the postseason. Zhitnik played just 83 games for Atlanta over the next two seasons contributing a paltry five goals and 22 points.
The Thrashers made the playoffs in 2007 but were promptly swept by the New York Rangers. Meanwhile, Coburn has been a mainstay on the Flyers blue line ever since compiling 35 goals, 146 points and 450 penalty minutes in 523 games since the exchange.
June 23, 2011—The Flyers acquire Jakub Voracek and first- and third-round draft picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jeff Carter. The Flyers also acquired Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Mike Richards.
One of the most eventful pre-draft overhauls in NHL history, Philadelphia shipped its two marquee stars out of town on the same day.
The Flyers snagged the seemingly untouchable Schenn from the Kings and the draft picks secured from Columbus became forwards Sean Couturier and Nick Cousins. In doing so, Philly began the rebuild that produced the Flyers squad competing today.