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Wild name Brent Flahr as assistant general manager

Tuesday, 07.28.2009 / 4:03 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News

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"Brent is one of the top talent evaluators in the NHL and was an integral member of Anaheim's scouting staff on their 2007 Stanley Cup team."
-- Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the club has named Brent Flahr as iassistant general manager. Flahr will oversee all aspects of player development and evaluation and assist Fletcher in player personnel decisions, contract negotiations and league-related issues.

"Brent is one of the top talent evaluators in the NHL and was an integral member of Anaheim's scouting staff on their 2007 Stanley Cup team," said Fletcher.

Flahr, 35 (6/25/74), spent the last two seasons with the Ottawa Senators as Director of Hockey Operations. Prior to joining the Senators, he spent four seasons working as an amateur scout for the Anaheim Ducks and helped develop the talent that led Anaheim to the 2007 Stanley Cup. From 1996 to 2003, Flahr spent eight seasons as part of the Florida Panthers organization, serving in a variety of positions, including assistant to the general manager, and scouting and video coordinator. He was also the director of hockey operations for the Panthers’ AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. Flahr has worked with Fletcher twice previously -- they spend three seasons together in Anaheim and six in Florida.

A graduate of Princeton University, Flahr played four seasons of college hockey for the Tigers from 1993 to 1996. Flahr is a native of Comox, B.C. and resides in Kanata, Ontario, with his wife, Dana.

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