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A guide to Ron Hextall’s time as Philadelphia Flyers General Manager

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Some good, some bad, let’s look at all of the moves in one place

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Well folks, we’ve been screaming for a change and our wish was granted in a really unexpected way. While many never thought Hextall was the problem with the Philadelphia Flyers, it was becoming clear that he was not going to be the solution to get the club out of mediocrity. Let’s take a gander though all of the moves he made throughout his tenure after being named General Manager on May 7, 2014. Here are the transactions he’s made during his tenure (trades are in bold, free agent signings italicized) followed by draft classes:

2014

June 4 - entered into affiliate contract with ECHL team Reading Royals

June 11 - signed FA Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

June 13 - extended Kimmo Timonen for one year (1 year, $2.75 million AAV)

June 23 - extended Brayden Schenn for two years (2 years, $2.5 million AAV)

June 23 - traded Scott Hartnell for RJ Umberger and a 4th round pick (later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Austin Wagner. The pick eventually turned into Mikhail Vorobyev)

July 1 - two FA signings: Rob Zepp (1 year, $600k AAV), Blair Jones (1 year, $600k AAV)

July 1 - extended Ray Emery for one year (1 year, $1 million AAV)

July 2 - three FA signings: Nick Schultz (1 year, $1.25 million), Andrew Gordon (1 year, $550k AAV), Zack Stortini (1 year, $575k AAV)

July 2 - traded Tye McGinn for a 3rd round pick (turned into Felix Sandstrom)

July 2 - extended Jason Akeson for one year (1 year, $575k AAV)

July 4 - extended Chris VandeVelde for one year (1 year, $575k AAV)

July 14 - signed Jesper Pettersson to a three year ELC (3 years, $720k AAV)

Aug 5 - signed Michael Del Zotto as a FA (1 year, $1.3 million AAV)

Aug 7 - signed Ryan White as a FA (1 year, $575k AAV)

Aug 26 - extended Brandon Manning for one year (1 year, $700k AAV)

Sept 1 - extended Zac Rinaldo for two years (2 years, $750k AAV)

Sept 25 - signed Travis Sanheim to a three year ELC (3 years, $1,263,333 AAV)

Oct 2 - signed Nicolas Aube-Kubel to a three year ELC (3 years, $871,666 AAV)

Oct 30 - signed Carlo Colaiacovo as a FA (1 year, $625k AAV)

2015

Feb 18 - extended Schultz for two years (2 years, $2.250 million AAV)

Feb 27 - traded Timonen to Chicago for a 2nd and a conditional 4th round picks (packaged for Travis Konecny, conditions were met which turned it into a 2nd round pick which was used on Wade Allison)

March 2 - extended Bellemare for two years (2 years, $712,500 AAV)

March 2, 2015 - traded Braydon Coburn to Tampa Bay for Radko Gudas and a 1st and 3rd round picks (1st round pick traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Gabriel Carlsson. The pick eventually turned into Travis Konecny. Matej Tomek was selected with the 3rd round pick)

March 3 - signed Tyrell Goulbourne to a three year ELC (3 years, $773,333 AAV)

March 10 - signed Danick Martel to a three year ELC (3 years, $800k AAV)

March 12 - signed Cole Bardreau to a two year ELC (2 years, $925,000 AAV)

April 10 - extended Manning for one year (1 year, $625k AAV)

May 1 - signed Christian Marti to a three year ELC (3 years, $925k AAV)

May 18- Hired Dave Hakstol as the head coach for the Philadelphia Flyers

May 28 - signed Radel Fazleev to a three year ELC (3 years, $747,500 AAV)

May 20 - signed FA Evgeni Medvedev (1 year, $3 million AAV)

May 21- signed FA Aaron Palushaj (1 year, $575k AAV)

June 26 - traded a 2015 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick for a 2015 1st round pick (selected Travis Konecny)

June 27 - traded a 2015 4th round pick for a 2015 4th round and 6th round pick (selected Mikhail Vorobyev and Anthony Salintrini)

June 27 - traded Chris Pronger and Nicklas Grossman to Arizona for Sam Gagner and a 2016 4th round pick (the pick was trade a few times and eventually used in the package to move up to select Isaac Ratcliffe)

June 29 - extended VandeVelde for two years (2 years, $712,500 AAV)

June 29 - Traded Rinaldo for a 3rd round pick (selected Kirill Ustimenko)

June 30 - extended White one year (1 year, $800k AAV)

July 1 - four FA signings: Michael Neuvirth (2 years, $1.625 million AAV), Tim Brent (1 year, $600k), Chris Connor (2 years, $575k AAV), Davis Drewiske (1 year, $575k)

July 3 - two FA signings: Colin McDonald (1 year, $625k), Jason LaBarbera (1 year, $600k)

July 3 - signed Ivan Provorov to a three year ELC (3 years, $,744,167 AAV)

July 16 - extended Del Zotto two years (2 years, $3.875 million AAV)

July 16 - signed Travis Konecny to three year ELC (3 years, $1,106,667 AAV)

July 28 - extended Sean Couturier for six years (6 years, $4,333,333 AAV)

July 30 - extended Jakub Voracek for eight years (8 years, $8.25 million AAV)

Aug 8 - signed FA Chris Porter (1 year, $600k AAV)

Sept 21 - signed Phil Myers to three year ELC (3 years, $678,333 AAV)

2016

Jan 6 - Traded Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn to Los Angeles for Jordan Weal and a 3rd round pick (selected Carsen Twarynski)

Feb 26 - extended Michael Raffl for two years (2 years, $2.35 million AAV)

Feb 27 - extend McDonald for two years (2 years, $637,500 AAV)

March 21 - signed Reece Willcox to two year ELC (2 years. $696,250 AAV)

April 1 - signed FA Ray Emery (1 year, $600k)

April 5 - signed Alex Lyon to two year ELC (2 years, $925k AAV)

June 24 - extended Gudas for four years (4 years, $3.35 million AAV)

June 24 - traded 2016 1st and 3rd round picks to Winnipeg for Chicago’s 1st round pick and Winnipeg’s 2nd round pick (selected German Rubtsov and Pascal Laberge)

June 25 - traded San Jose’s 2016 4th round pick to New York Islanders for their 2017 4th round pick (included in the package for Isaac Ratcliffe)

June 25 - extended Mark Alt for one year (1 year, $625k AAV)

July 1 - five FA signings: Dale Weise (4 years, $2.35 million AAV), Boyd Gordon (1 year, $950k AAV), Greg Carey (1 year, $575k AAV), Andy Miele (1 year, $600k AAV), Will O’Neill (1 year, $612,500 AAV)

July 5 - signed FA T.J. Brennan (2 years, $625k AAV)

July 11 - extended Weal for one year (1 year, $650k AAV)

July 11 - signed FA Roman Lyubimov to one year ELC (1 year, $925k AAV)

July 14 - extend Nick Cousins for one year (1 year, $937,125 AAV)

July 14 - signed Pascal Laberge to three year ELC (3 years, $863,333 AAV)

July 15 - extend Petr Straka for one year (1 year, $650k AAV)

July 25 - extended Brayden Schenn for four years (4 years, $5,125 million AAV)

July 26 - extended Manning for two years (2 years, $975k AAV)

Oct 2 - signed Carter Hart to three year ELC (3 years, $863,333 AAV)

Nov 12 - traded Petr Straka to New Jersey for a conditional 2017 or 2018 7th round pick (condition not met)

2017

March 1 - Traded Mark Streit for Valtteri Filppula, a 4th round pick, and a conditional 7th round pick (selected Maksim Sushko and Wyatt Kalynuk)

March 1 - extended Bellemare for two years (2 years, $712,500 AAV)

March 1 - extended Neuvirth for two years (2 years, $2.5 million AAV)

March 1 - signed Rubtsov to three year ELC (3 years, $1,106,666 AAV)

March 8 - extend Carey for two years (2 years, $650k AAV)

March 21 - signed Mark Friedman to a three year ELC (3 years, $825k AAV)

March 31 - signed Mike Vecchione to a one year ELC (1 year, $925k AAV)

April 21 - signed Connor Bunnaman to a three year ELC (3 years, $790k AAV)

April 27 - signed Vorobyev to a three year ELC (3 years, $925k AAV)

May 30 - signed Oskar Lindblom to a three year ELC (3 years, $1,147,500 AAV)

June 9 - extended Shayne Gostisbehere for six years (6 years, $4.5 million AAV)

June 16 - traded Nick Cousins and the rights to Merrick Madsen to Arizona for the rights to Brendan Warren and a 2018 5th round pick

June 23- traded Brayden Schenn to St. Louis for Jori Lehtera and two first round picks (Morgan Frost & Joel Farabee)

June 24 - traded 2017 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round picks to Arizona for a 2nd round pick (selected Isaac Ratcliffe)

June 24 - traded 2017 7th round pick to Montreal for 2018 7th round pick (traded for a 2019 7th round pick)

June 27 - extended Alt one year (1 year, $650k AAV)

June 29 - extended Weal two years (2 years, $1.75 million AAV)

July 1 - three FA signings: Brian Elliott (2 years, $2.75 million AAV), Corban Knight (2 years, $650k AAV), Phil Varone (2 years, $650k AAV)

July 1 - extended Vecchione two years (2 years, $900k AAV)

July 11 - extended Scott Laughton two years (2 years, $962,500 AAV)

July 14 - extended Taylor Leier one year (1 year, $806,588 AAV)

July 15 - extended Bardreau two years (2 years, $650k AAV)

July 15 - extended Lyon one year (1 year, $874,125 AAV)

July 15 - extended Anthony Stolarz one year (1 year, $725k AAV)

July 17 - signed Nolan Patrick to three year ELC (3 years, $3.575 million AAV)

Aug 3 - signed Frost to three year ELC (3 years, $894,166 AAV)

Aug 3 - signed Ratcliffe to three year ELC (3 years, $894,166 AAV)

Oct 9 - traded future considerations to Anaheim for Dustin Tokarski

2018

Feb 19 - traded 2018 3rd round pick to Detroit for Petr Mrazek

Feb 26 - signed FA John Muse (1 year, $655k AAV)

Feb 26 - claimed Johnny Oduya from waivers

March 6 - extended Brennan two years (2 years, $675k AAV)

March 11 - signed Twarynski to three year ELC (3 years, $925k AAV)

March 13 - signed Sushko to three year ELC (3 years, $908,333 AAV)

March 15 - signed Matthew Strome to three year ELC (3 years, $908,333 AAV)

March 21 - traded Cooper Marody to Edmonton for a 2019 3rd round pick

March 27 - signed Sandstrom to three year ELC (3 years, $925k AAV)

May 4 - signed David Kase to three year ELC (3 years, $850k AAV)

June 19 - extended McDonald one year (AHL only)

June 26 - extended Samuel Morin three years (3 years, $700k AAV)

July 1 - signed FA James van Riemsdyk for six years (6 years, $7 million AAV)

July 5, 2018 - signed Christian Folin as FA (1 year, $800k AAV)

July 7 - extended Lyon two years (2 years, $750k AAV)

July 12 - extended Willcox two years (2 years, $675k AAV)

July 15 - extended Goulbourne one year (1 year, $715k AAV)

July 15 - extended Taylor Leier one year (1 year, $720k AAV)

July 15 - extended Martel one year (1 year, $715k AAV)

July 18 - extended Stolarz one year (1 year, $761,250 AAV)

Aug 1 - extended Robert Hagg two years (2 years, 1.15 million AAV)

Sept - signed Yegor Zamula to three year ELC (3 years, $783,333)

Oct 2 - claimed Calvin Pickard from waivers

Draft classes

2014

Travis Sanheim, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Mark Friedman, Oskar Lindblom, Radel Fazleev, Jesper Pettersson

2015

Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny, Felix Sandstrom, Matej Tomek, Samuel Dove-McFalls, Mikhail Vorobyev, David Kase, Cooper Marody, Ivan Fedotov

2016

German Rubtsov, PAscal Laberge, Carter Hart, Wade Allison, Carsen Twarynski, Connor Bunnaman, Linus Hogberg, Tanner Lyczynski, Anthony Salinitri, David Bernhardt

2017

Nolan Patrick, Morgan Frost, Isaac Ratcliffe, Kirill Ustimenko, Matthew Strome, Maksim Sushko, Noach Cates, Olle Lycksell, Wyatt Kalynuk

2018

Joel Farabee, Jay O’Brien, Adam Ginning, Jack St. Ivany, Wyatte Wylie, Samuel Ersson, Gavin Hain, Marcus Westfalt