Flyers make major coaching announcement ahead of alumni game

Published January 25, 2024 at 11:04

The Philadelphia Flyers will be hosting their annual Flyers Alumni Game on Friday night against the Boston Bruins Alumni game as they continue to raise proceeds for Flyers charities. Thursday morning, the Flyers alumni announced who will be the head bench boss for Friday's action.

2019 Stanley Cup Champion and former Flyers coach Craig Berube will be serving as the teams head coach along with former goalie Robert Esche. Berube coached the Flyers for two years for 161 games going 75-58-28 during that span.

It's no secret how close Berube is to the Flyers organization. Both as a player and a coach, Berube has spent most of his years in Philadelphia, where he currently resides as of today. There has even been speculation that Berube could one day be the Flyers head coach, but Friday Berube will be able to once again lead the bench at the Wells Fargo Center.

The alumni game is sure to have many former stars and Flyers legends as they kickoff Hall-of-Fame weekend with one of the franchises greatest traditions.

Some key Flyers that will be on hand for the 2024 Alumni Game include Stanley Cup Champion Joe Watson who will be participating in his final alumni game. The 1996-97 Eastern Conference Champions as well as the 1998 team who both made deep playoff runs will have a strong representation at Alumni Weekend as Eric Lindros, John LeClair, and Chris Therien will all be participating in the game.

Alongside those guys, key members of the 2009-10 Easter Conference Champion team that will be skating in the alumni game include Mike Richards, Kimmo Timonen, Scott Hartnell and goalie Brian Boucher.
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