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List of Philadelphia Flyers general managers

Ron Hextall is the current general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference. The Flyers were founded in 1967 as one of six expansion teams, increasing the size of the NHL at that time to twelve teams.[1]

Since the franchise was established, the team has had seven general managers, including Keith Allen, who built the Flyers teams that won two Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975,[2] and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.[2] Allen served the longest single stint, 14 seasons, as Flyers GM while Bob Clarke served the most seasons (19) over two stints. Ron Hextall is the team's current general manager and was named to the position on May 7, 2014.[3]


  • Key 1
  • General managers 2
  • Notes 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


Bob Clarke, shown here during the warmup for the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game, served 19 seasons over two stints as general manager.
Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers

General managers of the Philadelphia Flyers
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Bud Poiledagger May 31, 1966 December 19, 1969 First general manager of the franchise [4][5]
2 Keith Allendagger December 22, 1969 May 27, 1983 Won Stanley Cup two times (1974, 1975) [5][2][6]
3 Bob McCammon May 27, 1983 April 25, 1984 [6][7]
4 Bob Clarke May 15, 1984 April 16, 1990 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 1985 and 1987 [8][9]
5 Russ Farwell June 6, 1990 June 15, 1994 Acquired Eric Lindros in a blockbuster trade for six players, two draft picks, and $15 million [10][11][12][13]
Bob Clarke June 15, 1994 October 22, 2006 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 1997 [11][14]
6 Holmgren, PaulPaul Holmgren October 22, 2006 May 7, 2014 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 2010 [14][3]
7 Hextall, RonRon Hextall May 7, 2014 [3]


  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the Flyers. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

See also



  • Flyers History - "All-Time Personnel List". Flyers History. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 


  1. ^ "Winter Classic Facts to Astound and Amaze". Philadelphia Flyers. December 25, 2009. Retrieved January 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "FLYERS MOURN THE PASSING OF KEITH ALLEN". Philadelphia Flyers. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "FLYERS PROMOTE PAUL HOLMGREN TO PRESIDENT; RON HEXTALL TO GENERAL MANAGER". Philadelphia Flyers. May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Flyers History - Season Overview : 1967-68". P. Anson. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 31-May-66 Bud Poile signed (GM) 
  5. ^ a b "Allen Named General Manager Of Flyers as Successor to Poile".  
  6. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE; Flyer Changes".  
  7. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; 2 Coaches Out".  
  8. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; Clarke Quits Playing".  
  9. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Flyers Dismiss Clarke".  
  10. ^ Miles, Gary (June 7, 1990). "Gm Arrives, Gm Departs: Farwell Gets His Chance With Flyers".  
  11. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Compensation for Clarke".  
  12. ^ Bowen, Les (June 30, 1994). "Farwell Has Shot At Clarke's Old Job".  
  13. ^ Jensen, Mike (July 22, 1992). "Flyers Add Player To Draft Choice To Complete Costly Lindros Trade".  
  14. ^ a b "Flyers GM Clarke resigns; coach Hitchcock fired". October 24, 2006. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
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