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Ron Hextall

Extremely mobile, Hextall often left the net to chase and distribute pucks, a skill that essentially made him a third defenseman as well as an offensive threat. He was the first goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck into the opposing team's net (vs. Boston in 1987), and the first to net one in a playoff game (vs. Washington in `89). And like a true Flyer, he was notorious for his aggressive, sometimes over-the-top play, receiving an unheard-of-for-a-goalie 100 or more penalty minutes in two separate seasons. Hextall won the Vezina and Conn Smythe trophies in 1987 while backstopping the Flyers to a seven-game loss to Edmonton the Stanley Cup Final. He returned with them 10 years later, but fell to Detroit in four.

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