Apr 25, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) reacts after goal by defenseman Oliver Lauridsen (not pictured) against the New York Islanders during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Islanders, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers Hire Ron Hextall As Assistant GM, Director of Hockey Operations

On Monday, the Philadelphia Flyers hired someone very well known to the organization. Ron Hextell, one of the most prolific goaltenders in franchise history was hired to be the new assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations for the Flyers.

The 49-year old played 11 seasons for the Flyers, and played in 489 regular season games with the team over three different periods (1986-92, 1994-95, and 1998-99). As for playoff games, he has 45 wins with the Flyers, which is the most in the franchise’s history.

He spent the past seven seasons in Los Angeles with the Kings, serving as both Vice President and Assistant General Manager. He was part of the team when they won the Stanley Cup in 2012.

The GM of the Flyers, Paul Holmgren, talked about the hiring of Ron Hextall in an announcement on Monday,

Ron has a wealth of experience in the front office in various capacities. He will be a valuable addition to our staff.

This isn’t Hextall’s first stint with the Flyers staff however. Before working with the Kings, he spent seven seasons with the Flyers, working in different positions. He will begin his new roles with the organization in just a few weeks, on August 1st.

 

 

 

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