Watson Brothers Join a Special Birthday Celebration

On June 30, 2023, the Flyers Hall of Fame brother duo of Joe Watson and Jimmy Watson, were on hand to join in the 90th birthday celebration for Mike Roman. Mr. Roman is a longtime diehard Flyers fan, who purchased his first season tickets during the inaugural 1967-68 season when Joe himself was a new arrival to Philadelphia after being selected in the 1967 Expansion Draft from the Boston Bruins.

“My dad has so many memories of specific games,” said Mike’s daughter, Maribeth Schmidt. “It’s as if he was in the locker room with Fred Shero himself. I think the Watsons really get a kick out of him.”

“I say this a lot, but we — the Flyers, the NHL, and the players — would be nothing without our loyal fans. It’s always great to hear their stories and memories,” Joe Watson said. “It makes us happy to see how much happiness our team and our sport has brought to them. It’s a great feeling.”

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