The Philadelphia Flyers have promoted Chris Pryor to the position of Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Pryor is entering his 17th season with the Flyers. He served the previous three seasons as the club’s director of scouting, overseeing all Flyers scouting activities at the professional and amateur levels, both in North America and overseas, with assistance from Dave Brown on the professional side and Dennis Patterson in the amateur ranks.
Pryor joined the Flyers in the summer of 1999 as a US amateur scout and served in that capacity until being promoted to the position of director of hockey operations in November of 2006. He was named director of scouting in July of 2013.
Prior to joining the Flyers, Pryor worked for the New York Islanders from 1992-1999 in various capacities, including minor league coach (1992-94), scout (1994-99) and director of player development (1994-98). After retiring as a player early in the 1992- 93 season with the Capital District Islanders (AHL), he stayed with Capital District as a full time assistant coach for the remainder of the season and then served as an assistant coach with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles (IHL) for the 1993-94 season.
Pryor played parts of six seasons in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars and New York Islanders (1984-90). He also played for Salt Lake during the 1983-84 season and Capital District from 1990-92, where he won a Calder Cup in 1990. Prior to his professional playing career, Pryor played four seasons at the University of New Hampshire.
Chris and his wife Joannie reside in South Jersey. They have three children, Mike, Jena and Nick, and two grandchildren, Leighton and Jax.
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