The Philadelphia Flyers have a long distinguished history of passion on and off the ice. Something that goes back to the creator of the Flyers Ed Snider.
Snider’s passion for his team and the city of Philadelphia often rubbed off on the players that played for the Flyers.
Two former players that represented that passion, both on the ice and off the ice, were Bill Clement and Al Morganti.
Clement and Morganti have each spent over 20-years with the Flyers organization as a player and media.
Besides playing and working most of their careers in Philadelphia, both Clement and Morganti have long histories on the national stage. Which, their work, will now be enshrined forever in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Bill Clement will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
Clement, who served as a color-commentator for the Flyers for 10+ years, made his mark on the national stage with the greatest voice in hockey, Doc Emrick. Clement and Emrick were the voice of ESPN in the 90s and early 2000s.
Al Morganti will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism.
Morganti, who covered the Flyers for 10-years in the 80s, has been a mainstay in the city of Philadelphia ever since. With a stop at ESPN in the 90s before returning to the Philadelphia area to work in radio and TV.
“Al Morganti and Bill Clement are legends here in Philadelphia, and they will always be beloved members of the Flyers Family,” said Dave Scott, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Spectacor and Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers. “On behalf of our entire organization, I am so proud of Bill and Al for this incredible, well-deserved honor, and I congratulate both of them and their families on this special day.”