Flyers’ Legion of Doom Line to Reunite for Alumni Game
The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that the famed Legion of Doom line from the 1990s would be reuniting for an alumni game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in January.
Center Eric Lindros, left wing John LeClair, and right wing Mikael Renberg played together from 1995 to 1997 and helped the team to the 1997 Stanley Cup Final. Renberg was traded after that season. Their moniker was coined by a childhood friend of backup center Jim Montgomery, Tommy Cacioppo. Montgomery was talking to Cacioppo on the phone and telling him how good the trio looked on the ice. Cacioppo replied: “They’re like the Legion of Doom.” (It was a reference to the pro wrestling tag team also known as the Road Warriors and not the supervillains from the 1970s animated Justice League show.)
It will be the first time all three players from the line will be on the ice at the same time since Renberg was traded. In addition to the Legion of Doom line, the Flyers’ L-C-B Line — Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke, and Bill Barber — will also be on the ice in the alumni game.
Here are the players confirmed to play:
Bill Barber, Brian Boucher, Danny Briere, Terry Carkner, Bob Clarke, Murray Craven, Eric Desjardins, Simon Gagne, Mark Howe, Bob Kelly, Tim Kerr, Orest Kindrachuk, Reggie Leach, John LeClair, Eric Lindros, Brad Marsh, Dave Poulin, Brian Propp, Michael Renberg, Luke Richardson, Kjell Samuelsson, Jim Watson and Joe Watson
The game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center on January 14th, 2017, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now; the cheapest currently are $40 with a $6.50 fee.