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Ron Hextall

Born:May 3, 1964Draft:1982 Flyers 119th Overall
Hometown:Brandon, ManitobaPosition:G
Known For:First NHL Goaltender to Score a GoalCatches:Left
National Team:Canada

Ronald Jeffrey Hextall (born May 3, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender and executive. He was most recently the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hextall played 13 seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec Nordiques, and New York Islanders. He served as assistant general manager for the Flyers for one season, and was promoted to general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, replacing Paul Holmgren on May 7, 2014. He held this position for four and a half seasons. Before this he served as assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Kings, who won the Stanley Cup in 2012.

Hextall played 11 of his 13 seasons over two stints with the Flyers. He holds several team records and is a member of the Flyers Hall of Fame. During his rookie season in 1986–87, he was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender and led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals. Despite the Flyers’ loss to the Edmonton Oilers in seven games, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs’ most valuable player, making him one of only five players to win the trophy in a losing effort.

Ron Hextall Philadelphia Flyers
Ron Hextall, Philadelphia Flyers, 2004 Season (Photo by John Giamundo/Getty Images)

Ron Hextall Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTrade FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
June 30, 1992Philadelphia FlyersSteve Duchesne
Peter Forsberg
Kerry Huffman
Mike Ricci
1993 1st-Round Pick
(Jocelyn Thibault)
Quebec Nordiques logoEric Lindros
June 20, 1993Quebec Nordiques logo1993 1st-Round Pick
(Todd Bertuzzi)
New York Islanders1993 1st-Round Pick
(Adam Deadmarsh)
Mark Fitzpatrick
Sep. 22, 1994New York Islanders1995 5th-Round Pick
(Dmitri Tertyshny)
Philadelphia FlyersTommy Soderstrom

Deeper Dive

Staff History


  • Vezina Trophy Winner (1987)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy Winner (1987)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1987)
  • NHL First Team All-Star (1987)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1988)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (2012, as assistant GM)
  • NHL Record, Most Penalty Minutes by a Goaltender in a Single Season (113 in 1988-89)
  • Flyers Record, Most Career Games by a Goaltender (489)
  • Flyers Record, Most Career Wins (240)
  • Flyers Record, Most Career Playoff Wins (45)
  • Flyers Record, Most Career Points by a Goaltender (28)
  • Flyers Record, Most Career Penalty Minutes by a Goaltender (476)