Throughout the 53-year history of the Philadelphia Flyers, there have been 21 men to perform the duties of head coach. Some have stuck around for plenty of successful years, while others were shown the door before they’d even coached a full season.
Heading into the 2019-20 NHL season, Alain Vigneault became the latest addition to the Flyers’ coaching legacy. He joins a list of Stanley Cup-winning coaches, Hall of Famers, and NHL legends.
Short Term Answers
Like most teams, the Flyers have had their share of coaches who have filled in the blanks. They might have been an interim option brought in after another coach was fired, or they simply had a short tenure with the team.
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The Flyers have had roughly four of these short-term coaches including, Terry Simpson, Wayne Cashman, Craig Ramsay, and Scott Gordon.
The late Bill Dineen also only coached the team for one season after taking over midseason. In his short time, however, he had the chance to coach his son Kevin as well as Eric Lindros in his rookie year.
11 – During the 1992-93 season, Flyers forward #11 Kevin Dineen became the only Flyer in team history to have his Dad coach him (Bill Dineen). It’s also the only season in Flyers history where they had no captain. Dineen was named Flyers 10th team captain the following season. pic.twitter.com/uZq8NUQpK9
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