January 19, 2012

Slap Shot: Q. and A. With Ed Snider: Philadelphia Hockey’s Heart and Soul


Ed Snider co-founded the Philadelphia Flyers in 1967 and has owned or run the team ever since… Q. I spoke to Bobby Clarke the other day, and he said it was because of you that he was drafted by the Flyers in 1969…A… we had a scout named Gerry Melnyk… And he’s the one that checked with the Mayo Clinic about Bob’s diabetes and found out that Bob could play, and that’s the reason he was drafted so late.

NY Times by Jeff Klein, 1/2/2012

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes

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