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All in the family: Flyers sign Hextall’s son to AHL deal

Aug 25, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

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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.

  1. bsaures - Aug 25, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    No conflict of interest here

  2. desertfan - Aug 25, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    how do you spell nepotism??

  3. roblo76 - Aug 25, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Aww, that’s cute. Now what to do with that pesky salary cap.

  4. crazemastercraze - Aug 25, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Flyers fan:”good signing by Hextall. Good depth player”. Then repeat for the next announced signing, no matter who it is

    • flyerspsu - Aug 25, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      good signing by Hextall, good depth player

  5. eldonte - Aug 26, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    A continuation of one of the most storied families in NHL history.

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