The affable Joe Watson, the scorer of one of the most memorable goals in Flyers history, became the 15th member of the club's Hall of Fame in an on-ice ceremony before last night's game against Washington at the Spectrum.
Watson, 52, scored a shorthanded goal on Jan. 11, 1976, in the Flyers' historic 4-1 victory over the Soviet Red Army team at the Spectrum. The Flyers were the first NHL team to defeat the touring Soviets.
An original Flyer and fourth on the team's all-time games-played list, Watson recorded 36 goals, 162 assists and 397 penalty minutes in 746 games over an 11-year career with the Flyers. He also is fourth on the club's all-time scoring list for defensemen.