Report: Penguins Offer Ron Hextall GM Job; Two Sides In Negotiations

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According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the Pittsburgh Penguins have offered Ron Hextall the GM job and the two sides are negotiating contract terms. Hextall was in the same role with the Philadelphia Flyers from 2014-2018.

Former Penguins GM Jim Rutherford resigned from the position on January 27. Assistant Patrik Allvin replaced him on an interim basis for 13 days.

TSN’s Frank Seravalli reported that the two sides could handshake on an agreement as early as Tuesday.

The 56-year-old was fired by the Flyers on November 26, 2018, and interviewed for the Penguins’ opening twice.

He also spent seven seasons as assistant GM with the Los Angeles Kings.

In 608 career NHL games with the Flyers, New York Islanders, and Quebec Nordiques, the goaltender went 296-214-69 with an .895 save percentage, a 2.98 goals-against average, and 23 shutouts.

It is also being reported that Brian Burke will join Hextall in Pittsburgh as head of Hockey Operations. Burke most recently served as an analyst for Rogers Media broadcasts. Burke also served as an ice hockey executive, most recently as the president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames.

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3 Responses to Report: Penguins Offer Ron Hextall GM Job; Two Sides In Negotiations

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Official:

  2. Scottlew73 says:

    Seems funny to have Burkes name attached,from reading his biography he pretty much stated was “retired & happy to be”,mainly because of time with his kids.

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