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Longtime Hockey Legend Passes Away at The Age of 65

Published January 13, 2024 at 6:01 PM
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Former Flyers and Blackhawks defenseman Glen Cochrane, known for his toughness on the ice and his battle with cancer, has passed away at 65. Drafted by the Flyers in 1978, Cochrane spent six seasons with the team.

The Flyers expressed sadness at Cochrane's passing in a statement online:


Cochrane played a vital role in the Flyers' defense in the early 1980s, ranking 10th in team history for penalty minutes. He was part of the Maine Mariners, the Flyers' AHL affiliate, winning the Calder Cup Championship in 1979.


In 257 regular-season games with the Flyers, Cochrane amassed 1,110 penalty minutes, 77 points, and a plus-74 rating at even strength. His physical style of play made him one of the NHL's fiercest fighters and checkers.

Post-retirement, Cochrane worked as a scout for the Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks after leaving the Flyers in 1986.

Our condolences go out to his family during this challenging time.
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