Philadelphia Flyers executive vice president and general manager Ron Hextall was fired Monday.
"We thank Ron for his many significant contributions, but it has become clear that we no longer share the same philosophical approach concerning the direction of the team," Flyers president Paul Holmgren, whom Hextall replaced, said Monday. "In light of these differences, we feel it's in the organization's best interests to make a change, effective immediately. I have already begun a process to identify and select our next General Manager, which we hope to complete as soon as possible."
Philadelphia opened the season 10-11-2 and fell into last place in the Metropolitan Division.
Hextall was named the Flyers' general manager in May 2014. Philadelphia made the playoffs twice, but the Flyers were bounced in the first round each time.
The franchise went 165-128-58 under Hextall.
The former Flyers goaltender is in the team's Hall of Fame.
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