Ron Hextall Returns to NHL’s Flyers as Assistant General ManagerErik Matuszewski
Former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall, whose 240 wins are the most in team history, has rejoined the organization as assistant general manager and director of hockey operations.
Hextall, 49, spent the past seven National Hockey League seasons as as assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Kings, who won a Stanley Cup title in 2012. He was also the general manager for the Kings’ primary affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.
Hextall played 11 seasons with the Flyers, compiling a 240-172-58 record with a 2.91 goals-against-average before retiring in 1999. He also played one season with the Quebec Nordiques and one with the New York Islanders. After his retirement, Hextall worked as a scout for the Flyers before spending four seasons as the team’s director of pro personnel.
“We are very pleased to welcome back Ron Hextall to our management team,” Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “Ron has a wealth of experience in the front office in various capacities which will be a valuable addition to our staff.”
Hextall won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie after his rookie season in 1986-87, when he led the league with 37 wins. He also received the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason Most Valuable Player even though the Flyers lost to the Edmonton Oilers in seven games in the Stanley Cup finals.