Paul Holmgren no longer president of Flyers, takes on new role as senior advisor to Dave Scott

There’s been a change atop the Flyers organization.

Paul Holmgren will be taking a new role within the Philadelphia Flyers organization, the team announced on Thursday afternoon.

 

 

Holmgren was previously the President of the Flyers and will now be the Senior Advisor to Dave Scott. Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO and Governor of the Flyers, and Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

Under the new leadership structure, Fletcher takes on the new title of President of Hockey Operations and General Manager for the Flyers, and now reports directly to Scott.

“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 a 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.”

The 2018-19 season marked Holmgren’s 40th year as a member of the Flyers organization. He is the only individual in the franchise’s history to serve the organization as a player (1975-1984), assistant coach (1985-88), head coach (1988-92), general manager (2006-14) and president (2014-19). He also spent time as the team’s director of pro scouting from 1995 to 1999 and assistant general manager from 1999 to 2006.

Paul Holmgren had a hand in a lot of the decisions over the past decade and was a part of keeping the Flyers’ culture after the death of Ed Snider. He will now take on yet another role within the Flyers organization.

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