Flyers hire Keith Jones away from TV to be president of hockey ops, remove interim GM tag on Daniel Briere

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The Philadelphia Flyers are relying on Keith Jones to be the group’s brand-new president of hockey operations. Jones will change previous Flyers president and basic supervisor Chuck Fletcher, who was fired by the franchise previously this year.

Jones, 54, played 9 NHL seasons in which he tallied 117 objectives and 141 helps in 491 profession video games as a member of the Flyers, Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals. Since retiring in 2000, Jones has actually hung around as a broadcaster for the Flyers telecasts on NBC Sports Philadelphia, in addition to nationwide broadcasts on NBC and TNT. 

“Today is one of the most humble and proudest days of my life,” Jones stated in a news release. “To be able to lead this team back to the winning tradition that everyone knows it can, and should be, is a true honor and one that I do not take lightly. I consider the Philadelphia Flyers organization the gold standard of the NHL and professional sports. I’ve seen how this city and these fans can rally around their team and there is nothing that compares to that feeling.

“With this management group in location, I am beyond thrilled and completely positive that we are on the ideal course and the outcomes will come.”

In addition hiring Jones, the Flyers likewise formally called Daniel Briere as the group’s basic supervisor and eliminated the interim tag.

During his 3 seasons in Philadelphia, Jones tape-recorded 27 objectives and 47 helps in 131 video games with the group. Jones was required to retire on Nov. 21, 2000 due to a knee injury after playing the last 3 seasons of his profession with the Flyers.

“To say that this has been a dream of mine would be an understatement,” Briere included. “I’ve dedicated my life to the sport of hockey and to be given this opportunity with the confidence from Dan Hilferty and the leadership group, in a city that means so much to me, words cannot describe my excitement.”

The Flyers are coming off of a 2022-23 season in which they collected a 31-38-13 record (75 points) and completed in seventh location in the Metropolitan Division.

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