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1967 Press Photo William Putnam Philadelphia Flyers - RRW74195

AdID: 438738

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRW74195

Height: 7

Width: 5

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. William R. Putnam, President of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey club.

When the NHL was looking to expand Philadelphia now had plans for a major facility and so, the franchise was awarded to Bill Putnam and Jerry Wolman. After naming their new franchise the Flyers they immediately purchased the Quebec Aces of the AHL league which gave them the farm club strength that all teams need. Within the first year, financial problems forced Wolman out and his 60% share was sold to Ed Snider, with Putman controlling 25% and Joe Scott had 15%. The Flyers selected Norman "Bud" Poile as their first general manager, and he picked Keith Allen as the first Flyer's coach. Both Poile and Allen had had success in the Western Hockey League and NHL respectively. ( measures 5.25 x 7.5inches. Photo is dated 08-08-1967.