Flyers name Chuck Fletcher as GM

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Flyers have named Chuck Fletcher as the team’s new general manager. Fletcher takes the title that previously belonged to Ron Hextall, who was fired in November.

Hextall was appointed as Flyers general manager on May 7th, 2014. He was then fired by the team on November 26th.

Former Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher looks on as Ryan Suter and Zach Parise are introduced at a press conference
Chuck Fletcher looks on as Ryan Suter and Zach Parise are introduced at a press conference (Getty Images)

Fletcher comes to the Flyers after working with the New Jersey Devils as a Senior Adviser. He has appointed to this position on June 29th.

The son of former NHL general manager Cliff Fletcher had been the front-runner for the Flyers general manager position in recent days. He is now the eighth general manager in team history.

He did not have his contract renewed by the Minnesota Wild on April 23rd. That ended a nine-year run as the team’s general manager.

When he was the team’s general manager, the Wild went to six playoff appearances. However, they only advanced to the second-round just once.

When the Devils hired Fletcher, he was reunited with Ray Shero, who is the team’s general manager. The two previously worked together with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He also previously worked as an Assistant General Manager with the Florida Panthers. He also was the Anaheim Ducks Director of Hockey Operations.

Hextall was fired due to a disconnect with team president Paul Holmgren. Hextall replaced Holmgren as general manager on the same day the former GM was named team president.

In addition, Holmgren also fires general manager Chris Pryor. Assistant coach Gord Murphy, who was hired by Hextall prior to Dave Hakstol’s hiring, was also fired.

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