It took almost 20 years but Ron Hextall finally made it out to the west coast.
As a longtime NHL netminder, Hextall spent a majority of his 13 seasons in Philadelphia, revolutionizing the goaltender position in the process. The Canadian-born Hextall became a legend the City of Brotherly Love, winning both the Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophys as well as becoming a member of the league's All-Rookie Team in 1987.
Twice Hextall led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals, coming up just short both times. It was also in Philly that Hextall netted the first NHL goal off the stick of a goalie, scoring on Dec. 8, 1987 against Washington.
Even in his short stint away from the Flyers, Hextall still remained an on the east coast, spending a season as a member of the Quebec Nordiques (1992-93) and the New York Islanders (1993-94).
Most recently, Hextall was hired as the Kings new Assistant General Manager by GM Dean Lombardi. In his new position, the Manitoba-native will assist Lombardi in all facets of the Kings Hockey Operations department, including contract negotiations and player personnel, and overseeing the organization's top prospects.
Hextall will also serve as General Manager of the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, the Kings' primary affiliate.
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