Not to be confused with Bob Kelly (ice hockey, born 1946)
Along with teammate Dave Schultz, Kelly was one of the team"s top enforcers. Kelly scored the 1975 cup winning goal at 11 seconds into the 3rd period of game 6. On tremendous individual effort he stole the puck behind the Sabres" Netto, and was able to slide the puck under goalie Roger Crozier.
Kelly played with the Flyers until the 1979-1980 National Hockey League season when he was traded to the Washington Capitals.
He had a career year offensively in his first season with the Capitals, scoring 26 goals and 36 assists for a total of 62 points. After playing 16 games during the first two months of the 1981-1982 season, the Capitals and Kelly mutually agreed to terminate his contract and Kelly retired.
He is now the Flyers" Ambassador of Hockey, visiting schools and teaching kids about the importance of teamwork. He also can be seen on the concourse of the Flyers arena, the Wells Fargo Center, interacting with fans, and presenting awards to military guests during Flyers home games.
Kelly was known by several similar nicknames: "Hound Dog", "The Hound", "Mad Dog", "Muttley" or "Mutt", "Machine Gun Kelly", "Grass Fairy" and "Scourge of the Red Army".