Brian Burke has been named President of Hockey Operations.
Hextall will report to Burke as his primary advisor while Burke will report to CEO David Morehouse. Hextall has been in management positions in the NHL for over 20 years. He was the GM of the Philadelphia Flyers from 2014-18 and GM of the Anaheim Ducks in 2006-07 when the team won the Stanley Cup.
Patrik Allvin was serving as interim general manager for the Penguins when Rutherford stepped down. Now that Hextall is in the role, he will resume his role as assistant general manager.
“It’s an honor to be joining the Pittsburgh Penguins – an organization well-known for its excellence on and off the ice,” Hextall said. “I look forward to working with ownership, Brian and the entire organization toward the ultimate goal of bringing another Stanley Cup to Pittsburgh.”
He spent 13 seasons in the NHL as a goaltender for the Flyers, New York Islanders and Quebec Nordiques. He led the Flyers to the 1987 Stanley Cup finals against the Edmonton Oilers.