SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild
General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has named Brent Flahr (pronounced FLAYRE) Assistant 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
including the 2007 Stanley Cup team. 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 two times previously, spending three seasons together in Anaheim and six seasons in Florida.
A graduate of Princeton University, he played four seasons of college hockey for the Tigers from 1993 to 1996. Flahr is a native of Comox, B.C. and currently resides in Kanata, Ontario with his wife, Dana.
Fletcher previously named Jim Mill Assistant to the General Manager on June 30 to help oversee the Wild's hockey operations department and serve as the General Manager of the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros. Tom Thompson continues to serve as Assistant General Manager and oversees all aspects of the club's amateur scouting department.