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Former Flyers Coach Fred Shero selected for Hockey Hall of Fame

(Toronto) Today the Hockey Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2013 which includes a member of the Broad Street Bullies in head coach Fred Shero. Voting for the Hall of Fame  was conducted by the Hall’s 18-member selection committee. The other ones going into the hall of fame with Shero is Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan,  and Geraldine Heaney

Fred Shero coached for 10 seasons from 1971-81 with a record of 390-225-119, lead the Flyers to 2 Stanley Cup championships in 1974 & 1975, also brought the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Final in 1976 and the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 1979. Shero is the first coach to win the Stanley Cup with an expansion team, Won the first Jack Adams Award (Coach of Year) in 1974. Shero was an innovator, was one of the first coaches to put his team through morning skates, first coach to hire a full-time assistant, to make sure his players used in-season strength training and among the first to study film.

Fred Shero passed away in 1990

Flyers owner Ed Snider “I am thrilled to hear that Fred Shero was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, There’s no sense looking back as to why it didn’t happen sooner, because today’s a happy day to celebrate the fact that a guy that deserves it immensely has finally been elected to the Hall of Fame. It’s a great day for the Philadelphia Flyers.”