Name: Ron Hextall
Title: Flyers general manager
Age: Turned 50 on May 3
Experience: Was the Flyers' assistant GM this past year after serving in the same role for the LA Kings . . . Was part of the managerial staff that helped the Kings win the 2012 Stanley Cup . . . Was also the general manager of the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings' top minor league affiliate . . . Worked in the Flyers' front office from 1999-06, first as a scout and then as director of player personnel.
As a player: Was a goaltender for 13 seasons, including 11 with the Flyers from 1986-92 and 1994-99 . . . Holds the team record for wins (240) and games for a goalie (489) . . . His best season was his first (1986-87), when he won the Vezina Trophy for top goalie, was second in the voting for NHL rookie of the year and the MVP of the Stanley Cup finals, a loss to the powerful
Edmonton Oilers in seven games . . . Was part of the goalie rotation with Garth Snow when the Flyers made the finals in 1997.
The lost season: Unhappy with his contract, Hextall held out of training camp in 1989-90 and then played in just eight games that season because of groin and hamstring injuries. He was traded to Quebec as part of the monster package for Eric Lindros.
Did you know? Hextall's 584 penalty minutes is the career record for goaltenders. He is replacing Paul Holmgren, whose 1,600 PIM is second in Flyers history.
- Ed Barkowitz