Remembering Ed Snider

Friends, family, fans and athletes are mourning Ed Snider, the visionary founder and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers who died at the age of 83. Take a look at these photos of some of Snider's most memorable moments.

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Friends, family, fans and athletes are mourning Ed Snider, the visionary founder and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers who died at the age of 83. Take a look at these photos of some of Snider's most memorable moments.
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Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent hold the Stanley Cup in front of an applauding Sinder at a party at the Spectrum.
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Snider kisses the Stanley Cup at a party at the Spectrum.
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The Flyers became the first expansion team to win a Stanley Cup in 1974.
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Under Snider, the Flyers drafted Bobby Clarke in 1969 and acquired Bernie Parent through the expansion draft. Parent was later traded and re-acquired.
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The Flyers won back-to-back Cups under Snider in 1974 and 1975.
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In 1994 Snider broke ground on "Spectrum II" which is now known as the Wells Fargo Center.
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October 19, 1967 was the first Flyers' game at the Spectrum.
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Snider with Bill Barber, whom the Flyers selected 7th overall in 1972.
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Snider was the co-creator of Comcast SportsNet and the all-sports radio station, WIP.
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Edward Malcolm Snider was born January 6, 1933 in Washington, DC.
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After Bobby Clarke's playing career was over, Snider made him the Flyers' general manager.
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Snider holds the Hart Trophy with Bobby Clarke. Also pictured: Boston Bruins great Bobby Orr and former NHL president Clarence Campbell.
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Snider created the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation in 2005 to provide inner-city children with the opportunity to learn to play hockey.
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Snider was hands on with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
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Snider addresses children during their time on the ice with the ESYHF.
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Snider is survived by his wife Lin, six children and 15 grandchildren.
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Snider always had a reputation for being engaged with the Flyers' fan base.
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Snider seen here signing an autograph for a fan.
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Snider consistently brought back former players, giving them jobs in the organization. Flyers current general manager Ron Hextall and team president Paul Holmgren are prime examples.
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Snider seen here with brothers Joe (left) and Jim Watson.
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Snider with Keith Allen, the first head coach of the Flyers. Allen later became the team's general manager, assembling the Broad Street Bullies.
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Snider was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.
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Snider lobbied the NHL and mortgaged his home to encourage expansion to Philadelphia.
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In 1971, Snider became the Spectrum’s Chairman of the Board.
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