He philadelphia flyers fired president of hockey operations and general manager Chuck Fletcher Friday after more than four years with the organization and promoted special assistant to the general manager Daniel Brière to interim general manager.
Fletcher, who was hired as the Flyers’ ninth general manager in franchise history in 2018, was relieved of his duties a day after Philadelphia fell to 24-30-11 this season with a 1-0 loss to the carolina hurricanes Thursday night.
«The Philadelphia Flyers organization has always been defined by grit, determination and a standard of excellence,» Flyers president Dave Scott said in a statement.
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«Over the past few seasons, our team has simply not lived up to that standard, so today we will begin to chart a new path forward under a new leadership structure for Hockey Operations.»
He continued: «This morning, we released Chuck Fletcher from his responsibilities as president and general manager. We are grateful for his hard work and dedication to this organization, and we wish him the best moving forward. Chuck faced significant challenges during his time as president. and general manager, including some that were beyond his control, but we’ve reached a point where we need to move in a different direction and look to the future under new leadership.»
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Scott added that the organization will separate the roles of president and general manager, adding that Brière will oversee hockey operations in his new role.
«Flyers fans deserve a better team than they’ve seen on the ice in recent seasons, and a clear plan to get this team back on track.» stanley cup containment. We know this is going to be a multi-year process, and we’re committed to getting it right, because we want to put this franchise on the path to Stanley Cup victory, period.»
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The Flyers were 141-145-43 under Fletcher, but he was fired just a week after failing to make any significant moves before the NHL trade deadline.
Scott said Brière will take over immediately and travel with the team to Pittsburgh on Friday for a game against the Penguins.
Associated Press contributed to this report.