The Los Angeles Kings have hired former Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall as a part-time advisor to their hockey operations department, the team announced Wednesday, according to The Fourth Period's Dennis Bernstein.
Hextall was GM of the Flyers from 2013 until he was relieved of his duties last November.
The move marks a homecoming of sorts for Hextall. He was assistant GM of the Kings from 2006 to 2013, helping Los Angles win its first Stanley Cup in 2012.
Before his management career, Hextall played 13 years in the NHL as a goaltender, primarily with the Flyers. He won both the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender and the Conn Smythe Award as playoff MVP in his rookie year, despite the fact that Philadelphia was edged by the dynasty Edmonton Oilers in the 1987 Stanley Cup Final.