Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tim Kerr, Another Great Flyer

Tim Kerr played 14 seasons in the NHL, the first twelve with the Philadelphia Flyers. Kerr was an undrafted free agent who went on to score 50 goals four times (a Flyers record).
In the 1985-86 season, he scored 58 goals, 34 of which came on the power play (an NHL record). During the 1984-85 season, he scored 3 powerplay goals in a period (an NHL record). He also once scored 4 goals in a period in a playoff game (shares the NHL record).
When I met Kerr, he was all smiles and having a good time at the show. It's good to be Kerr, especially in Philly, but retired hockey players always seem to be smiling.
I talked to Kerr for a while. He seemed more interested in meeting the fans and talking to some of the other ex-hockey players (like Kenny Linseman and Brian Propp), than in collecting cash for signed photos.
I told Kerr I wish we had him in Chicago for all of those years. He replied that we had some pretty good teams, but he was happy to play in Philly. Then we talked a bit about his businesses, which include PowerPlay Realty and the Pensacola Ice Flyers hockey team.
Kerr was typical of the celebrity guests at the Ultimate Collectibles Show. Everyone there seemed to be having a great time, which made every fan have a great time.
Tim Kerr and me in Oaks, PA-October 2009.

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