July 15, 2013 |
Ron Hextall, the legendary Philadelphia Flyers goaltender who performed strongly as Kings vice president/assistant general manager for seven years, is returning to Philadelphia as the team's assistant general manager/director of hockey operations. While the move might appear on its surface to be a lateral transition, there is also speculation Hextall, 49, could ultimately replace Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. “We are very pleased to welcome back Ron Hextall to our management team,” Holmgren said in a statement released by the Flyers.
May 20, 2013 |
There is more than just a little bit of Ron Hextall living in the body of Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. That is, the once-hot-tempered goalie Ron Hextall, not the current calm corporate Ron Hextall, the Kings' assistant general manager, destined to run an NHL team someday. Quick waved his stick and verbally went after both referees after the Kings lost, 2-1, in overtime to the Sharks in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series at San Jose on Saturday night. He received a game misconduct for his actions but escaped supplementary discipline from the NHL. The league said Sunday that Quick would not be fined or suspended.
April 11, 2012 |
VANCOUVER, Canada -- An off-ice note before we get to the on-ice festivities leading up to the Kings' playoff opener against Vancouver on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena. The Montreal Canadiens are interested in talking to Luc Robitaille, the Kings' president of business operations, and Ron Hextall, the Kings' assistant general manager, about the vacant general manager's job in Montreal. However, nothing is expected to proceed until the Kings' season is over. The Kings would have to give permission for Montreal to interview them.
November 6, 2011 |
They lost the chance to pick up two points in the standings but will the Kings lose a key member of their front office? Not yet. Reports trickled out late Saturday night that the Columbus Blue Jackets were interested in hiring Kings Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall , a highly regarded executive around the league. These rumors ranged from faintly credible to faintly ludicrous. Hextall was leaving the press box at Staples Center shortly after the Kings lost to Pittsburgh, 3-2, in a shootout, and was his usual accommodating self.
July 18, 2009 |
The Kings re-signed restricted free-agent defenseman Jack Johnson to a two-year contract Friday with an annual cap hit of $1.425 million, a deal that gives Johnson time to "prove what level player he can get to," according to Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall. Johnson, 22, played only 41 games last season after undergoing shoulder surgery. He has offensive skills but has had trouble in his own zone, and his return had rocky moments.
December 8, 2007 |
Assistant general manager Ron Hextall, on the road again, was headed to a junior hockey game at Lewiston, Maine, to watch a prized Kings prospect, goalie Jonathan Bernier. An acquaintance asked Hextall whether he would say to the prodigy: "Hey, kid, I scored a goal 20 years ago, you should too." He laughed. "I don't want to say that because then I've got to admit it was before he was born," said Hextall, who is 43. Good point.