Scott Hartnell notched 327 goals and added 380 assists in 1249 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Nashville Predators, and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The scrappy left-winger became a fan favorite over the course of seven seasons with the Flyers from 2007-14.
He also created a lasting legacy as a loyal teammate, a colorful personality off the ice, and a pillar of charity in the local community.
Memories of Scott Hartnell
Hartnell was one addition who helped the Flyers bounce back after the worst season in franchise history in 2006-07. The resurgence led them to an appearance in the Eastern Conference Final in 2008.
He helped the Flyers recover from a slow start to the 2009-10 season. The decision to make the switch to Peter Laviolette behind the Philadelphia bench sparked a remarkable turnaround. It ended with a trip to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.
The line of Scott Hartnell (LW)-Danny Briere (C)- Ville Leino (RW) caught fire during a miracle playoff run in 2010, the most successful Flyers playoff run of the NHL salary cap era (since 2004).
Flyers fans always latch onto players who aren’t afraid to drop the gloves, but Hartnell became even more of a recognizable personality during the HBO 24/7 series leading up to the 2012 Winter Classic. His legendary hockey flow certainly didn’t hurt either.
The height of his career came in 2011-12. He scored 37 goals with the benefit of skilled linemates Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr.
The Hartnell Down Foundation was one of the most original humanitarian ideas you’ll ever come across. The notoriously ungraceful skater began donating money every time he fell to the ice in an NHL game. The #HartnellDown initiative provided “support to charities that support hockey, children, and communities around the U.S. and Canada.”
The hilariously self-aware charity initiative became one of many things that helped Scott Hartnell go down as one of the most beloved Philadelphia Flyers in franchise history.