Ron Hextall called leaving the Flyers organization seven years ago the hardest decision he's made in his life. Ultimately, the former Flyers goaltender turned rising front-office star thought joining the Los Angeles Kings would give him the best opportunity to someday become a general manager.
The dream is still the same for Hextall, who says he still wants to become a general manager. Now the location is right, too.
On Monday, the Flyers announced that they have hired Hextall, 49, as their assistant general manager and director of hockey operations. Hextall will begin with the Flyers on Aug. 1.
The current director of hockey operations, Chris Pryor, will move to director of scouting to make room for Hextall.