Flyers Name Ron Hextall as New GM

The Philadelphia Flyers are making changes in their front office following their first round, seven game, series loss to the New York Rangers. Current general manager Paul Holmgren is moving up to become Team President, while assistant general manager Ron Hextall is being given the reigns to the team as the new GM.

Hextall has been the Flyers assistant general manager since July 2013. Prior to that he was a long time assistant with the Los Angeles Kings, helping the club to the Stanley Cup in 2012.

“I’m extremely excited about this new opportunity to manage the Philadelphia Flyers,” Hextall said. “I look forward to working closely with Paul in our new hockey structure and working towards our ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup.”

Hextall played for the Flyers between 1986-1992 and again from 1994-99, helping the team to two Stanley Cup finals appearances in that time, but they were beaten by the Edmonton Oilers in 1987, and by the Detroit Red Wings in 1997. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played by a goaltender (489) and wins (240).

“Ron is one of the league’s bright young stars on the management side, and we’re very fortunate to have him,” said Flyers chairman Ed Snider. “He’s had success in Los Angeles and will now put that experience to work for us as General Manager.

“We all remember the enthusiasm, work ethic and personality he had as a player, and we’re excited to watch him bring those qualities to building a team that will contend for the Stanley Cup,” Snider added.


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