Flyers name Chuck Fletcher as new general manager

Maya Aphornsuvan
December 03, 2018 - 6:41 pm
Nov 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher prior to the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Flyers have named Chuck Fletcher as the team's new executive vice president and general manager. 

With 25 years of experience with several NHL teams, Fletcher was general manager of the Minnesota Wild for nine seasons until 2018. Prior to the Flyers' announcement, Fletcher was a senior adviser to the general manager of the New Jersey Devils. 

"Throughout his career he has helped shape teams that have consistently competed in the playoffs," Flyers President Paul Holmgren said of Fletcher said in a statement. "In addition, Chuck's tireless work ethic, wealth of knowledge and experience in the hockey community will be instrumental in leading our team into the future. I'd like to personally welcome Chuck to the Flyers family."

The move comes one week after the Flyers fired Ron Hextall from the very same position Fletcher is coming into.