Flyers name Flahr new assistant general manager

Brent Flahr was officially named Vice President & Assistant General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday morning.

Like the Flyers' new GM, Chuck Fletcher, Flahr has spent a long tenure with the Minnesota Wild. He's in his 10th year there, and his second as the Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations.

"Brent brings over 20 years of experience in the National Hockey League and an extraordinary amount of knowledge to our hockey club," Fletcher said in a news release issued by the Flyers. "I've known Brent for many years and his track record speaks for itself as a scout, assistant general manager and even general manager of an AHL team. His expertise of building and growing a strong foundation will be extremely valuable at all levels as we look to take the next step in our path toward winning a championship."

Flahr was quoted as saying, "I'm extremely excited to join a storied franchise like the Philadelphia Flyers. I'm eager to work with Chuck and the present staff, and I'm ready to do anything I can to help the Flyers win the Stanley Cup."

The British Columbia native got his start in the NHL with the Florida Panthers in 1996 after graduating from Princeton University, where he played and was captain as a senior. With the Panthers, he rose to Assistant GM and Scouting and Video Coordinator. He spent time with an AHL franchise, the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators before joining the Wild in 2009.

The Flyers say Flahr "will be heavily relied upon for decisions involving player personnel, while supervising all aspects of the club's scouting department and overseeing the player development of the club's prospects."