The Flyers have fired executive vice president and general manager Ron Hextall, the team announced in a statement Monday.
Flyers president Paul Holmgren said the team and Hextall don’t share the “same philosophical approach concerning the direction of the team.”
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 26, 2018
“The Flyers organization has decided to relieve Ron Hextall of his duties as Executive Vice President and General Manager,” the statement read. “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, a former NHL goaltender who played 11 of his 13 seasons in Philadelphia, had held the GM post since May 2014. The move is somewhat of a surprise, given the Flyers finished 42-26-14 last season, although they exited in the first round of the playoffs. Overall, the team had a 165-128-58 record during Hextall’s tenure, including a 10-11-2 mark this season.