The Flyers made it official Thursday morning, naming Keith Jones their president of hockey operations and removing the interim label from Danny Briere’s general manager title.

The organization has called it a new era, announcing its reworked dynamic for the front office.

In the press release from the Flyers, the team stated:

“The president of hockey operations will lead the strategic direction for all aspects of the hockey operations department while collaborating on business goals. The general manager is responsible for all hockey decisions as it pertains to signings, trades and draft picks as well as overseeing scouting, player development, roster construction and more. Head coach John Tortorella will remain boss of the bench and like most head coaches in the NHL, hell provide input on various management topics.”

The Flyers are rebuilding and doing so with a new face at the top in Dan Hilferty, who has succeeded Dave Scott as Comcast Spectacor chairman and CEO and governor of the Flyers.

The team will feature a five-person, “unified leadership group,” as it stated in the release. The group will consist of Hilferty, Jones, Briere, president and CEO of Spectacor Sports & Entertainment Valerie Camillo and head coach John Tortorella.

“With this new Flyers leadership in place, we are committed to a collaborative approach on and off the ice,” Hilferty said in a statement. “The five leaders of the business and hockey operations will work in lockstep across all areas to restore the winning tradition of Flyers hockey.”

(More coming …) 

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