The Game of Numbers is an exclusive THW series looking at upcoming milestones around the NHL. Each team will be looked at individually in three parts – individual player milestones, franchise player milestones, and players that rank in the top 100 in NHL history in any big statistical category.
While the Flyers didn’t quite get to where they wanted to be this season, the team did see some developmental growth from their young players. The veterans, on the other hand, kept taking steps on a personal and professional level in their numbers and as leaders of the franchise – at least the ones who Craig Berube had faith in.
Philadelphia Flyers Individual Milestones
An unsuccessful season from multiple standpoints, the Flyers found ways of making the season count. For guys like Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek, that meant opening fire as often as possible on opposition nets climbing their way to individual milestones. For others like Wayne Simmonds, it meant reaching that 50-point plateau for the second straight season.
- 1,200 games played: Vincent Lecavalier (1,163)
- 1,000 games played: Nick Schultz (960)
- 700 games played: Mark Streit (654)
- 500 games played: Claude Giroux (496), Luke Schenn (494)
- 400 games played: Michael Del Zotto (381), Andrew MacDonald (372), Steve Mason (351)
- 300 games played: Sean Couturier (287), Ray Emery (287), Matt Read (276), Brayden Schenn (274)
- 200 games played: Ryan White (175)
- 100 games played: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (81)
- 200 goals: R.J. Umberger (178)
- 100 goals: Mark Streit (84), Matt Read (65), Brayden Schenn (58)
- 100 assists: Luke Schenn (88), Andrew MacDonald (86), Matt Read (76), Brayden Schenn (76), Sean Couturier (73), Nicklas Grossmann (69)
- 500 points: Claude Giroux (450)
- 400 points: Mark Streit (384), R.J. Umberger (381), Jakub Voracek (372)
- 300 points: Wayne Simmonds (284)
- 200 points: Nick Schultz (161), Michael Del Zotto (158), Carlo Colaiacovo (152)
- 100 points: Nicklas Grossmann (79), Michael Raffl (50)
- 200 wins: Steve Mason (151)
Philadelphia Flyers Franchise Milestones
Remember the years of LeClair, Lindros and Renberg? How about Recchi and Brind’Amour? Don’t forget about the Flyers’ all-time leading scorer Bobby Clarke. Now, the team is in the hands of Giroux and Voracek – backstopped by Steve Mason. While those former Flyers still remain atop the team’s all-time lists, it’s Giroux that seems to be on the hunt for these franchise marks.
- Steve Mason (119) needs 10 games played to pass Robert Esche (128) for 13th on the team’s all-time goalie list.
- Ray Emery (88) needs 3 games played to pass Garth Snow (90) for 18th on the team’s all-time goalie list.
- Claude Giroux (144) needs 9 goals to pass Murray Craven (152) for 18th on the team’s all-time list.
- Claude Giroux (306) needs 5 assists to pass John LeClair (310) for 11th on the team’s all-time list.
- Claude Giroux (450) needs 3 points to pass Per-Erik Eklund (452) for 15th on the team’s all-time list.
- Claude Giroux (51) needs 7 powerplay goals to pass Scott Hartnell (57) for 13th on the team’s all-time list.
- Wayne Simmonds (46) needs 3 powerplay goals to pass Jeff Carter (48) for 16th on the team’s all-time list.
- Claude Giroux (25) needs 3 game-winning goals to pass David Poulin and Gary Dornhoefer (27) for 15th on the team’s all-time list.
- Steve Mason (55) needs 6 wins to pass Robert Esche (60) for 13th on the team’s all-time list.
- Steve Mason (7) needs 1 shutout to pass Robert Esche, Martin Biron and Pelle Lindbergh (7) for 9th on the team’s all-time list.
- Ray Emery (5) needs 1 shutout to pass Dominic Roussel and Pete Peeters (5) for 15th on the team’s all-time list.
‘Top 100’ Milestones
A first-overall pick in 1998, Vincent Lecavalier experienced the prime of his career during his days in Tampa Bay including a Stanley Cup in 2003-04. The Quebec-native has spent the last two years in a Flyers uniform and is looking to maintain a spot among hockey’s all-time greats in statistical value.
- Lecavalier (411) needs 3 goals to pass Garry Unger and John MacLean (413) for 82nd on the NHL’s all-time list.
- Lecavalier (931) needs 3 points to pass Steve Thomas (933) for 94th on the NHL’s all-time list.
- Lecavalier (121) needs 1 powerplay goal to pass John Bucyk (121) for 88th on the NHL’s all-time list.
- Lecavalier (63) needs 2 game-winning goals to pass Jason Arnott and Michel Goulet (64) for 54th on the NHL’s all-time list.
Steve Mason had 10 shutouts in his rookie season with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2008-09. Since then, he’s had some good years and some rough years, but he’s been a steady starter for the Flyers since coming to Philadelphia in 2012-13. While he’s only in his mid-20s, Mason is already making his way up the NHL’s all-time lists for goalie stats.
- Mason (26) needs 1 shutout to pass Jeff Hackett, Byron Dafoe, Gary Smith, Ron Tugnutt, Gerry Cheevers and Glenn Resch (26) for 76th on the NHL’s all-time list.
More from the ‘Game of Numbers’ series:
Eastern Conference: BOS | BUF | CAR | CLB | DET | FLA | MTL | NJD | NYI | NYR | OTT | PHI | PIT | TBL | TOR | WSH
Western Conference: ANA | ARZ | CAL | CHI | COL | DAL | EDM | LAK | MIN | NSH | SJS | STL | VAN | WPG
NOTE: The ‘Game of Numbers’ series is subject to updates as the 2014-15 season progresses. Individual marks will only appear if the player is within 50 of the specific statistical milestone, while franchise marks only recognize the top 20 in club history.
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Andrew is in his 8th year reporting for The Hockey Writers covering the Toronto Maple Leafs. He began his broadcasting with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada team as well as being part of their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. He’s the former play-by-play voice of the London Jr. Knights for Rogers TV and currently hosts the Sticks in the 6ix podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @AndrewGForbes.