List of Philadelphia Flyers general managers

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Ron Hextall is the current general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference.[1] The Flyers were founded in 1967 as one of six expansion teams, increasing the size of the NHL at that time to twelve teams.[2]

Since the franchise was established, the team has had seven general managers, including Keith Allen, who built the Flyers teams that won two Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975,[3] and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.[3] Allen served the longest single stint, 14 seasons, as Flyers GM while Bob Clarke served the most seasons (19) over two stints. Ron Hextall is the team's current general manager and was named to the position on May 7, 2014.[4]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Philadelphia Flyers
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Bud Poiledagger May 31, 1966 December 19, 1969 Selections of Bernie Parent and Bobby Clarke in the Expansion Draft and Amateur Draft respectively. [5][6]
2 Keith Allendagger December 22, 1969 May 27, 1983 Won Stanley Cup two times (1974, 1975) [3][6][7]
3 Bob McCammon May 27, 1983 April 25, 1984 [7][8]
4 Bob Clarke May 15, 1984 April 16, 1990 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 1985 and 1987 [9][10]
5 Russ Farwell June 6, 1990 June 15, 1994 Acquired Eric Lindros in a blockbuster trade for six players, two draft picks, and $15 million [11][12][13][14]
Bob Clarke June 15, 1994 October 22, 2006 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 1997 [12][15]
6 Paul Holmgren October 22, 2006 May 7, 2014 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 2010 [4][15]
7 Ron Hextall May 7, 2014 [4]

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Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the Flyers. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps – NHL.com – Teams". National Hockey League. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Winter Classic Facts to Astound and Amaze". Philadelphia Flyers. December 25, 2009. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "FLYERS MOURN THE PASSING OF KEITH ALLEN". Philadelphia Flyers. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "FLYERS PROMOTE PAUL HOLMGREN TO PRESIDENT; RON HEXTALL TO GENERAL MANAGER". Philadelphia Flyers. May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bud Poile Joins Philadelphia". Santa Cruz Sentinel. May 31, 1966. p. 9. Retrieved December 20, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Allen Named General Manager Of Flyers as Successor to Poile". The New York Times. December 22, 1969. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE; Flyer Changes". The New York Times. May 28, 1983. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; 2 Coaches Out". The New York Times. April 25, 1984. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  9. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; Clarke Quits Playing". The New York Times. May 16, 1984. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  10. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Flyers Dismiss Clarke". The New York Times. April 17, 1990. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  11. ^ Miles, Gary (June 7, 1990). "Gm Arrives, Gm Departs: Farwell Gets His Chance With Flyers". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Miles, Gary (June 16, 1994). "Clarke Waves Off Trading As A Goal". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ Bowen, Les (June 30, 1994). "Farwell Has Shot At Clarke's Old Job". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  14. ^ Jensen, Mike (July 22, 1992). "Flyers Add Player To Draft Choice To Complete Costly Lindros Trade". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Flyers GM Clarke resigns; coach Hitchcock fired". ESPN.com. October 24, 2006. Retrieved May 15, 2011.