Flyers Fire General Manager & President Of Hockey Operations

The Philadelphia Flyers have fired general manager and president of hockey operations Chuck Fletcher after a disappointing four-and-a-half years at the helm that saw the team make just one playoff appearance.

The decision comes a week after Fletcher failed to make any major moves at the trade deadline, leaving the team with a 24-30-11 record this season and well out of the playoff race.

In a statement, Flyers chairman Dave Scott said that the team's lack of success over the past few seasons means they need to chart a new path forward under new leadership. The Flyers haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1975 and have only advanced to the second round of the playoffs three times since their last appearance in the Cup Finals in 2010.

To replace Fletcher, the Flyers have promoted former player Daniel Briere to the role of interim general manager.

Briere, who helped the Flyers to their last Stanley Cup appearance in 2010, is very well-regarded in the organization's front office and was promoted last year from his player development role to special assistant to the GM.

Scott noted that Fletcher faced significant challenges during his time as GM, including some that were outside of his control, but said that the team had reached a point where they needed to move in a different direction and look to the future under new leadership. Scott added that the Flyers will restructure their front office, starting by separating the GM and president roles into two jobs.

Since he was hired on Dec. 3, 2018, Fletcher has led the Flyers to a 141-145-48 (.494) record. Philadelphia has missed the playoffs three of four seasons under his guidance and are poised to miss the post-season again this year.