Help me subtly prank a Philadelphia-obsessed friend
December 26, 2013 12:00 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking to make a list of hockey players who have played for both the Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers.

My friend from Philadelphia has a giant all-Flyers Christmas tree. Flyers ornaments, orange lights, the works. I'm going over to her house on Saturday and I want to hide players in Sabres gear (pictures of them printed out and glued to cardboard) on her tree. Since these players will have also played for the Flyers, they'll still belong on the tree.

The only ones I can think of are:
-Danny Briere
-Martin Biron
-Ville Leino

But I know there must be more. They don't have to be current players (or members of the staff - I'll take anyone who's been involved in both organizations in one way or another). It's oddly difficult to google.

Thanks!
posted by troika to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total)
 
wikipedia lists a few more-- search "sabres flyers"
posted by calgirl at 12:40 PM on December 26, 2013


Hm, I tried using tools like hockeydb and hockey-reference but couldn't figure out what I was doing. Randomly ran across a few while I was playing around though:

Dale Hawerchuk
Dave Snuggerud
Alexei Zhitnik
Derek Plante

My suggestion is to pick a particular year for the Sabres (assuming you want players who are better-known as Sabres), and click on the top few names to see that player's team history. It's sorted by points, so the guys near the top are somewhat more likely to have longer careers. Hockey players who have a long shelf life often will have played for 3+ teams, so you should be able to find a guy like Plante (listed above) who played out his glory days with the Sabres yet managed 12 games with the Flyers toward the end of his career.
posted by antonymous at 12:46 PM on December 26, 2013


Combining the all-time roster lists from HockeyDB for the Flyers and the Sabres, here is a list of all players who have games played for both teams, sorted by the number of Flyers games played:
Player	GP Flyers	GP Sabres	Flyer Seasons	Sabres Seasons
Jim Watson	613	144	1972-1982	1970-1972
Daniel Briere	364	225	2007-2013	2002-2007
Dave Schultz	297	41	1971-1976	1978-1980
Garry Galley	236	163	1991-1995	1994-1997
Petr Svoboda	232	139	1994-1999	1991-1995
Dainius Zubrus	200	19	1996-1999	2006-2007
Larry Hillman	149	121	1969-1971	1971-1973
Martin Biron	133	300	2006-2009	1995-2007
Kevin Haller	132	81	1994-1997	1989-1992
Jay Wells	126	85	1988-1990	1989-1992
Brent Hughes	122	76	1970-1973	1995-1996
Ed Hospodar	112	42	1984-1987	1987-1988
Chris Gratton	108	244	1997-1999	1999-2003
Andy Delmore	95	37	1998-2001	2003-2004
Ville Leino	94	79	2009-2011	2011-2013
Normand Lacombe	92	94	1989-1991	1984-1987
Anatoli Semenov	70	25	1994-1996	1996-1997
Dale Hawerchuk	67	342	1995-1997	1990-1995
Reg Fleming	65	78	1969-1970	1970-1971
Terry Ball	62	12	1967-1970	1970-1972
Greg Paslawski	60	12	1992-1993	1990-1991
David Fenyves	58	148	1987-1991	1982-1987
Geoff Sanderson	58	168	2006-2007	1997-2000
Phil Myre	57	5	1979-1981	1982-1983
Mikael Andersson	43	99	1998-2000	1985-1989
Alexei Zhitnik	31	712	2006-2007	1994-2004
Cliff Schmautz	30	26	1970-1971	1970-1971
Bob Corkum	28	106	1995-1996	1989-2002
Rory Fitzpatrick	19	157	2007-2008	2001-2006
Steve Smith	15	3	1981-1988	1988-1989
Larry Keenan	14	65	1971-1972	1970-1972
Larry Mickey	14	117	1971-1972	1971-1975
Dave Snuggerud	14	215	1992-1993	1989-1992
Gerry Meehan	12	306	1968-1969	1970-1975
Derek Plante	12	395	2000-2001	1993-1999
Denis Hamel	7	130	2006-2007	1999-2003
Mike Byers	5	46	1968-1969	1971-1972
Kevin Maguire	5	167	1989-1990	1987-1990
Mike Boland	2	22	1974-1975	1978-1979
Shawn Anderson	1	113	1994-1995	1986-1990
Jere Gillis	1	3	1986-1987	1982-1983

posted by mhum at 1:02 PM on December 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


Incredible. Thanks, mhum!
posted by troika at 1:10 PM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


That list is amazing. Chris Gratton! Any Elmore! Rory "Nearly Voted into the All-Star Game" Fitzpatrick! Someone named Dave Snuggerud!
posted by Copronymus at 2:52 PM on December 26, 2013


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