Paul Holmgren takes on new role in Flyers front office

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.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

One thought on “Paul Holmgren takes on new role in Flyers front office

  1. FINALLY! I never thought Holmgren would leave. I hoped for years it would happen, but this is like a Christmas gift in July. I loved Holmgren as a player, but that is all he ever should have been for the Flyers. I wonder how Holmgren lasted this long. He was a terrible coach, a failure as GM and a disaster as President. Next on to do list? How do the Flyers get rid of Chuck Fletcher? He has shown that he lacks the knowledge needed to be an NHL GM, but making him both the Flyers President and GM, is like the kiss of death for the Flyers. His track record as a manager ihas been a failure. I would say that because he’s a Holmgren hire, Fletcher’s days in Philadelphia are numbered. He is going to hold down the fort until the right replacements are found and then he’s going to be shown the door.

    It’s obvious that Comcast grew tired of Holmgren’s failures over the years. He just seemed clueless when it came to making good, sensible personnel moves. The fans of Philadelphia are loyal and dedicated, especially the season ticket holders like myself. I approve Holmgren moving on, now let’s get a real GM and President too.

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