Flyers promote Alyn McCauley to assistant GM, announce other hockey ops changes

Philadelphia Flyers Head Coach John Tortorella, from left, Keith Jones, President of Hockey Operations, Dan Hilferty, Comcast Spectacor Chairman & CEO and Governor of the Flyers, Daniel Briere, Flyers' General Manager, and Valerie Camillo, President & CEO of Spectacor Sports and Entertainment, pose for photo after a news conference at the NHL hockey team's arena, Friday, May 12, 2023, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP)

The Philadelphia Flyers announced a number of changes to their hockey operations department Friday, including the promotion of former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Alyn McCauley to assistant general manager.

They also promoted Riley Armstrong to director of player development and Nick Schultz to assistant director of player development.

“I’m excited to announce the promotions of Alyn, Riley and Nick,” said new Flyers GM Daniel Briere in a team release. “These three have been around the organization for some time, in particularly, with our current prospects and young players, so I know they will each provide the direction and leadership that is necessary to get our future assets to the NHL level.”

In addition to the promotions, the Flyers also announced they have relieved front officer members Mike O’Connell, John Riley and Kjell Samuelsson of their duties.

McCauley played for the Maple Leafs for nine seasons from 1997-98 to 2002-03. He enters his seventh season with the Flyers organization. Previously, he served as the team’s director of player personnel.

On May 10, the Flyers named long-time television analyst Keith Jones president of hockey operations and removed the interim tag from general manager Briere’s title.

The Flyers are coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history under first-year coach John Tortorella and have missed the playoffs for three straight years. They haven’t won a Stanley Cup since taking consecutive championships in 1974 and 1975.

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