Chuck Fletcher

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Chuck Fletcher
Born (1967-04-29) April 29, 1967 (age 52)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationGeneral manager of the Philadelphia Flyers

Chuck Fletcher (born April 29, 1967 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive who is currently executive vice president and general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1]

Career[edit]

Fletcher was previously general manager of the Minnesota Wild, from May 21, 2009 to April 23, 2018.[2] Fletcher stepped into the role following three years as assistant general manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins under Ray Shero. Before joining the Penguins, Fletcher served as the director of hockey operations, assistant general manager, and vice president of amateur scouting/player development for the Anaheim Ducks from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that he worked as assistant general manager of the Florida Panthers from their expansion year in 1993 until 2002.

On April 23, 2018, the Wild owner, Craig Leopold, announced that the organization would not renew Fletcher's contract effectively ending his nine-year tenure with the club.

On December 3, 2018, Fletcher was hired by the Philadelphia Flyers as their new general manager. He is the ninth general manager in Flyers' franchise history (eighth person to be general manager) and the first since 1990 who was not previously a player on the team.[3]

Personal life[edit]

A Montreal native, Fletcher is a Harvard University graduate (1990), and spent a year working as the sales and merchandising coordinator for Hockey Canada and two years as a player representative for Newport Sports Management before making the transition to front office work with the Florida Panthers. He lives in Voorhees, New Jersey with his wife Rhonda, with whom he has two children.[4] His father is the well-known hockey executive and former general manager Cliff Fletcher.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flyers Name Chuck Fletcher Executive Vice President & General Manager". Philadelphia Flyers. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Minnesota Star Tribune "Execs Sing Praises of Wild's New GM"[permanent dead link], May 21, 2009.
  3. ^ @BroadStBull (December 3, 2018). "Source: Chuck Fletcher is signing a contract at this second. He is the eighth GM in #Flyers history — and the first GM here who didn't play for the team since Farwell was named in 1990. Presser is Wed" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Pittsburgh Penguins Website "Hockey Staff, Chuck Fletcher" Archived October 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, May 21, 2009.
Preceded by
Bill Torrey
Interim General manager of the Florida Panthers
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Rick Dudley
Preceded by
Doug Risebrough
General manager of the Minnesota Wild
20092018
Succeeded by
Paul Fenton
Preceded by
Ron Hextall
General manager of the Philadelphia Flyers
2018–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent