The Flyers announced today that senior executive Paul Holmgren will be taking on a new role as a Senior Advisor to Dave Scott, the CEO and Govener of the team, and Chuck Fletcher, the team’s general manager.
Holmgren has been the Flyers president for the last five years and has spent a total of 40 years working within the organization.
“It’s been an honor to serve this franchise in many different roles throughout my life and I look forward to this next chapter,” said Holmgren via the official press release. “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.”
Chuck Fletcher takes on a new title of President of Hockey Operations, adding to the GM label, reporting directly to Scott.
Holmgren is the only person in Flyers history to serve the organization as a player, assistant coach, head coach, general manager, and president. A truly remarkable loyal career that has seen him remain loyal to the orange and clad throughout.
It will be interesting to see how this new structure looks moving forward, but it comes after the bulk of the heavy offseason lifting is done, giving the team ample time to work out the kinks and ensure it’s a smooth transition.
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