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Bernie Parent

Born:April 3, 1945Draft:Debuted with the Bruins in 1965
Hometown:Montreal, QuebecPosition:Goaltender
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Bernard Marcel Parent (born April 3, 1945) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs, and also spent one season in the World Hockey Association (WHA) with the Philadelphia Blazers. Parent is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. During the 1973–74 and 1974–75 seasons, in what many consider the finest consecutive seasons ever by a goaltender, the Flyers won two Stanley Cups and Parent won the Vezina Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy both seasons. In that two-year run of dominance, Parent posted 30 shutouts in regular and post season play combined. A 1984 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Parent was rated number 63 on The Hockey News’ list of The Top 100 NHL Players of All-Time in 1998. Parent remains an iconic fan favorite in Philadelphia more than three decades after his retirement. In 2017 Parent was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players in history.

Bernie Parent Philadelphia Flyers 1975
Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers with the 1975 Stanley Cup, Vezina Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

Bernie Parent Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
February 1, 1971Philadelphia FlyersSecond-Round Pick
(Rick Kehoe)
Toronto Maple LeafsFirst-Round Pick
(Pierre Plante)
Bruce Gamble
Mike Walton
May 15, 1973Toronto Maple LeafsSecond-Round Pick
(Larry Goodenough)
Philadelphia FlyersDoug Favell
Bob Neely

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Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
Bernie Parent (THW Archives)