Last season, it was the connection between the Flyers 50th anniversary and the passing of Ed Snider that made it a year of remembrance and tribute as much as a celebration.

The celebration will continue next week, when the Flyers honor the memory of Ed Snider with a statue. The team announced that the statue will be unveiled on Thursday, Oct. 19, the 50th anniversary of the team's first ever home game.

The Flyers chairman and founder passed away on April 11, 2016, at the age of 83.

The bronze statue was created and built by Chad Fisher and will be nine feet tall and 1,300 pounds. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. and take place rain or shine. The statue will be located on the grounds of Wells Fargo Center.

Kevin Durso is Flyers editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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