PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — J.J. Daigneault had a long career as a NHL defenseman. He played for several different teams, including the Flyers.
Daigneault only spent two seasons with the Flyers, but he scored one of the most memorable goals in franchise history: netting the game-winner late in the third period of Game Six of the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals at the Spectrum against the Edmonton Oilers.
"I thought the roof was going to pop off," he recalled. "It is amazing that everybody stayed up in the Spectrum, all the fans stayed up and clapped and screamed for the last, what, five minutes that were remaining in that game. It was just amazing."
These days, Daigneault is the head coach of the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Though his time in Philadelphia was brief, he enjoyed it.
"Philadelphia’s a great city," he said. "Obviously, I didn’t get to spend a lot of time before in Philadelphia. But I got to spend a lot of time there the past couple years because my oldest daughter graduated two years ago from Villanova as an NCAA swimmer on a scholarship.
"So I got sort of reacquainted to the city of Philadelphia, because every time that we would play New York, against the Rangers, as an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens, I would take the train and come have dinner with her."
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