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Ron Hextall Biography
NHL legend, Ron Hextall was born May 3, 1964) is a Canadian formergoaltender who played 13 seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec Nordiques,and New York Islanders. He is currently the Vice President and AssistantGeneral Manager of the Los Angeles Kings, as well as General Manager of theKings' American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.
Hextall played 11 of his 13 seasons over two stints with theFlyers. He holds several team records and is a member of the Flyers Hall ofFame. During his rookie season in 198687, he was awarded the Vezina Trophy asthe league's top goaltender and led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals.Despite the Flyers' loss to the Edmonton Oilers in seven games, he won the ConnSmythe Trophy as the playoffs' most valuable player, making him one of onlyfive players to win the trophy in a losing effort.[note 1] Injuries in themiddle of his career contributed to a drop in his playing ability; as a result,he was traded on three occasions in the off-seasons between 1992 and 1994 tothe Quebec Nordiques, the New York Islanders and then back to the Flyers. Uponhis return to Philadelphia, Hextall regained confidence and form, recordingGoals Against Averages (GAA) below 3.00 in each of his five subsequent seasons the lowest of his career. He retired from the NHL at the end of the 199899season.
Hextall became the first NHL goaltender to score a goal byshooting the puck into the opponent's empty net, against the Boston Bruins inthe 198788 season. The following season, he became the first to score in theplayoffs, by shooting the puck into the Washington Capitals' empty net. Hismobile style of play, in which he provided support to his defencemen by comingout of the goal area to play the puck was revolutionary, and inspired futuregenerations of goaltenders, such as Martin Brodeur. He was also known for beingone of the NHL's most aggressive goaltenders: he was suspended for six or moregames on three occasions, had more than 100 penalty minutes in each of hisfirst three seasons, and set new records for the number of penalty minutesrecorded by a goaltender in the NHL.
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