NHL: Flyers promote Hextall to GM
PHILADELPHIA — Ron Hextall got his “dream job.”
Hextall was promoted to general manager by the Philadelphia Flyers to replace Paul Holmgren, who was elevated to president. Hextall is Philadelphia’s all-time winningest goalie and served as assistant GM last year.
Holmgren replaced Clarke as GM during the 2006-07 season and led the Flyers to within two games of the Stanley Cup title in 2010. He played for the Flyers from 1975-84 and coached them from 1988-92.
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