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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers Hire Ron Hextall as Assistant GM
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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers Hire Ron Hextall as Assistant GM

Jul 15 2013, 7:11pm CDT | by

The Philadelphia Flyers hired one of its most successful goaltenders ever, Ron Hextall, as assistant general manager and director or hockey operations.

Ron Hextall is returning to the Philadelphia Flyers.  Hextall, one of the most successful goaltenders in team history, was hired by the Flyers on Monday to be its assistant general manager and...

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NHL: Philadelphia Flyers Hire Ron Hextall as Assistant GM

Jul 15 2013, 7:11pm CDT | by

The Philadelphia Flyers hired one of its most successful goaltenders ever, Ron Hextall, as assistant general manager and director or hockey operations.

Ron Hextall is returning to the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Hextall, one of the most successful goaltenders in team history, was hired by the Flyers on Monday to be its assistant general manager and director of hockey operations. The Flyers executive whom Hextall will assist, general manager Paul Holmgren, says his experience will prove to be an invaluable asset. 

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

A USA Today Sports report written by Dave Isaac says Hextall's new role with the Flyers will begin on August 1. 

Hextall previously worked in Philadelphia's front office from 1999-2006 as a scout and then eventually became the Flyers' director of pro hockey personnel. His front office success reached a peak when he joined the Los Angeles Kings in 2006, becoming their vice president and assistant general manager. He helped guide the Kings to their Stanley Cup championship in 2012. 

CSN Philly's Tim Pannacio and Sarah Baicker report Hextall was just "a distant third" in line to succeed then-GM Bob Clarke when Hextall first served in the Flyers' front office. Holmgren, who eventually took over as general manager, knew Hextall would have to work for another team in order to advance his career

Pannacio and Baicker indicated Hextall's job description in their report which includes improving the Flyers' annual draft. They also quote Holmgren who said Hextall be involved "in everything that's going on, from the minors to scouting to the Flyers."

The 49-year-old Hextall broke into the NHL ranks in 1986 and spent 11 seasons with the Flyers as their goaltender. He played in a total of 489 games for Philadelphia across three different stints with the team (1986-1992, 1994-95 and 1998-99). He posted a record of 240-172-58 and a 2.91 GAA. His 45 playoff wins are the most in team history. 

 

 
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Philadelphia Flyers Rumors: Could Matt Niskanen Be Headed To The Orange And Black?

May 29 2014 12:02pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

2014 NHL Draft - Round 1
The list of guys on the Philadelphia Flyers‘ most wanted list is seemingly endless. Speed, size and skill are the three assets the Flyers’ front office is looking to acquire this offseason; and with a brand new general manager in Ron Hextall running the show, the odds of those three pieces coming over this s ...
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How Philadelphia Flyers Should Fill Their Biggest Needs in 2014 Offseason

May 25 2014 1:59pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

2014 NHL Draft - Round 1
The Philadelphia Flyers are heading into the heart of the 2014 offseason with a bunch of needs that will need to be filled in a number of different ways. Between free agency, the draft and looking into their own farm system, there are a few different avenues for new GM Ron Hextall to explore. Big trades aren't a great option at this point because the Flyers need to focus on both adding and retaining ...
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