By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Flyers have fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday. The Flyers are in the seventh position in the Metropolitan Division.
They have 10 wins, 11 losses with two overtime losses in 23 games. The team has 22 points.
During his tenure as the Flyers GM, the team has gone 165-128-58. They also had two first-round losses in the playoffs.
This is the first general manager fired this season. Three head coaches have already been fired with the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and the Edmonton Oilers.
“The Flyers organization has decided to relieve Ron Hextall of his duties as Executive Vice President and General Manager,” Flyers President Paul Holmgren said. “We thank Ron for his many significant contributions, but it has become clear that we no longer share the same philosophical approach concerning the direction of the team. In light of these differences, we feel it’s in the organization’s best interests to make a change, effective immediately.
“I have already begun a process to identify and select our next General Manager, which we hope to complete as soon as possible.”
Hextall was promoted to general manager of the team on May 7th, 2014. Holmgren, the team’s former general manager, was promoted to team president on the same day.
The former Flyers player returned to the organization on July 15th, 2013 when he was named Assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations. From 2006-2013, he worked with the Los Angeles Kings.
With the Kings, he was their Vice President and Assistant General Manager. During his time, he also was the General Manager of the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate.
On June 11th, 2012, he won the Stanley Cup when the Kings won the Championship.
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