Aug 25, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Flyers brought a familiar surname into the fold on Monday, signing forward Brett Hextall to a deal with their AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley.
Hextall, 26, is the son of Flyers GM Ron Hextall.
The former University of North Dakota winger was drafted by the Coyotes in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, and spent his first three professional seasons playing for their AHL affiliate in Portland. Hextall’s best season came last year, when he scored 11 goals and 23 points in 59 games for the Pirates.
In Lehigh Valley, Hextall will play for Terry Murray — the same guy that coached Ron in Philadelphia from 1994-97.
- It’s Buffalo Sabres Day at PHT 23
- Bernier, Leafs agree on two-year, $8.3 million deal 24
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? 62
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal 71
- Report: Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal, north of $20M 28
- Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs 45
- Report: Bernier and Leafs more than $2 million apart ahead of Friday’s arbitration hearing 12
- Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million 41
- Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks 24
- Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting 44
- Bettman says NHL would have to ‘consider’ putting Quebec City in the Western Conference (71)
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal (71)
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million (62)
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? (62)
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 (58)