Philadelphia Flyers: Remembering Rick MacLeish

Philadelphia Flyers and Broad Street Bullies legend Rick MacLeish passed away at 66 a few days ago.

Rick MacLeish, a key member of the Broad Street Bullies Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup winning teams, passed away earlier this week. Fellow Flyers teammate Reggie Leach first announced the news on Facebook. MacLeish was 66 years old.

MacLeish has been hospitalized recently battling multiple medical issues. The family declined to disclose any specific information about his illnesses.

MacLeish was known for smooth “river” skating and goal scoring. Slotting in as the number 2 center behind Bob Clarke, MacLeish was the first member of the Philadelphia Flyers ever to score 50 goals. He also led the Flyers in playoff scoring in both of their Cup runs in 1974 and 1975. When the Flyers failed to defend their title in the 1976 playoffs, it likely wasn’t a coincidence that MacLeish missed the playoffs due to injury.

Last summer, I wrote and ranked MacLeish as the 6th best goal scorer in Flyers history.

MacLeish may well go down as one of the most underrated players in Philadelphia Flyers history. Rest in peace.