23 Facts About Ron Hextall

1. Ron Hextall is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played for 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec Nordiques and the New York Islanders.

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2. Ron Hextall was selected by the Flyers in the sixth round of the 1982 NHL Draft, and spent 11 of his 13 seasons in Philadelphia.

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3. Ron Hextall made the unconventional hire of Dave Hakstol from the University of North Dakota as coach May 8, 2015.

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4. Ron Hextall is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender most often associated with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League.

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5. Ron Hextall has done a great job digging the Flyers out of salary cap hell and restocking their farm system.

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6. Ron Hextall has to do something about the NHL goaltending situation as they've now used five goalies this season.

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7. Ron Hextall was hired on May 7, 2014 to replace Paul Holmgren who was kicked upstairs.

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8. Ron Hextall being let go as General Manager of the Flyers earlier on Monday came as a shock to many.

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9. Ron Hextall being let go as General Manager of the Flyers earlier on Monday came as a shock to many.

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10. Ron Hextall was the general manager the Flyers needed, but his far-too.

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11. Ron Hextall leaves the Flyers organization in better standing than it was when he took over as GM in May 2014.

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12. Ron Hextall became a bit too obsessed with the long game.

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13. Ron Hextall was dismissed after four and half seasons on the job.

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14. Ron Hextall married Diane Ogibowski, a former figure skater, and the pair have four children; Kristin, Brett, Rebecca, and Jeffrey.

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15. On June 11, 2012, Ron Hextall finally won a Stanley Cup, as the assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Kings.

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16. Ron Hextall brought a new style of goaltending to the NHL, providing support to his two defencemen due to his willingness to come out of the net and play the puck.

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17. In total that season, Ron Hextall appeared nine times; once for the Bears in the AHL, and eight times for the Flyers.

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18. Ron Hextall had targeted becoming the "first NHL goaltender to score a true goal" over a year earlier, and, speaking after the game, commented that: "I knew I could do it.

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19. Ron Hextall continued to display the aggressive nature with which he had always played, swinging his stick at Brad Smith and Troy Murray early in his first NHL season.

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20. Ron Hextall lived up to his aggressive reputation in the Conference final, played against the St Catharines Saints, fighting three different members of the opposition side during a single bench-clearing brawl.

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21. Ron Hextall arrived at the Philadelphia Flyers training camp in 1984 with the expectation of playing in the NHL.

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22. Ron Hextall played in three of the games, but completed only two and had a GAA of 9.32.

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23. Ron Hextall began his junior hockey career with the Melville Millionaires in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

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