The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Four Flyers players have seen their numbers raised to the rafters. The first was the number 4 of defenseman Barry Ashbee in April 1975. Ashbee had spent four seasons with the Flyers (1970-74) and sustained a career ending eye injury during the previous season. Goaltender Bernie Parent, who played two different stints with the club (1967-71 & 1973-79), saw his number 1 retired in October 1979. Bobby Clarke, the longtime captain and face of the franchise who spent his entire 15 year playing career with the club (1969-84), had his number 16 raised to the rafters in November 1984. Bill Barber’s number 7 was the last number the Flyers officially retired in October 1990. Like Clarke, Barber played his entire career in Philadelphia (1972-84). The Flyers have not issued the number 31 since the death of goaltender Pelle Lindbergh in November 1985 and is considered unofficially retired.