|Born:||April 3, 1945||Draft:||Debuted with the Bruins in 1965|
|Known For:||Hall of Fame||Shoots:||Left|
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 Statistics
- Philadelphia Flyers Showdown: Ron Hextall vs. Bernie Parent
- Best Goalies: Philadelphia Flyers
- Top 5 Goaltenders of the 1970s
- Worst Toronto Maple Leafs Trade
- The 10 Coolest Old School NHL Goalie Masks
- Flyers By the Number: One
- Two-time Vezina Trophy winner (1974, 1975)
- Two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner (1974, 1975)
- Played in five All-Star Games (1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977)
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