As if he needed a reminder, T.J. Brennan got a call from a childhood friend Saturday night.

“You know man, you’re playing the Flyers tomorrow.”

No kidding.

The date had been circled on the second-year defenseman’s calendar all year. Brennan, a Moorestown native, grew up loving the Flyers and got to play as close to his hometown as the NHL gets for the second time yesterday. He suited up last April and played 10:17 in a 2-1 victory for the Flyers. Last night, he contributed 16:17 of ice time in another Flyers win.

“It’s great playing in your hometown,” Brennan said. “Playing here, in this stadium I grew up in, it’s pretty cool.”

Brennan, 23, has been coming to Wells Fargo Center for years. He remembers watching the Flyers and Sabres have some epic playoff battles in the late 1990s growing up as a Flyers fan. Lindy Ruff coached the Sabres back then, but no more.

Ruff was fired on Feb. 20 and replaced with a guy Brennan knows quite well.

During the lockout, the 6-foot-1, 213-pound defenseman led the AHL’s Rochester Americans in goals, assists and points until he was called up. His coach there was Ron Rolston, older brother of former NHL’er Brian Rolston.

When Ruff was fired late last month, Rolston got his call-up.