Keith Allen Former Flyers GM Dies

The Flyers former GM Keith Allen died Tuesday at age 90. Allen was hired as the first head coach of the Flyers in 1967. In their inaugural season, the Flyers finished first in their division with the best record among the six new teams. The Flyers fell to third place in their division in 1968-1969 season. Allen was then named the GM of the Flyers. He helped created the brand we all love and know the “Broad Street Bullies”. The Flyers won the Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. He earned the name “Keith the Thief”.

Allen was elected in the Hockey Hall Fame as a Builder in 1992. He was the executive vice president of the Flyers.

Posted by: Sam Fareri

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