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Paul Holmgren steps aside as Flyers president

July 12, 2019 - 7:04 am

By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (WIP Sportsradio) — Flyers President Paul Holmgren has elected to step aside and relinquish his role. He will now serve as a senior adviser to Comcast Spectacor chairman and CEO Dave Scott.

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher will take on a new title as president of hockey operations and report to Scott. 

"It's been an honor to serve this franchise in many different roles throughout my life and I look forward to this next chapter,” Holmgren said via a press release on Thursday. "I approached Dave about my idea to step aside to spend more time with my family. I have complete confidence in Chuck in his new role, leading the Flyers to great things.

"The Flyers have given so much to me and my family over the years, and I have forged life-long friendships with the many players, coaches, employees and fans who have helped me make Philadelphia home for over 40 years. I would like to thank Dave and Chuck for their efforts to lead this franchise into a bright future and for their continued confidence in me as I take on this new role."

Holmgren, 63, was the 108th overall pick of the Flyers in 1975 and became the head coach in 1988. He later returned to Philadelphia in 1995 and has been serving in various roles with the Flyers ever since.