President, Hockey Operations & General Manager
Chuck Fletcher was named the ninth general manager in Flyers history on December 3, 2018, and added the title of President of Hockey Operations on July 11, 2019. Over the course of a 26-year career as an NHL executive, Fletcher has advanced to the Stanley Cup Final four times with three different franchises, and won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009.
Fletcher joined the Flyers after serving as a senior advisor with the New Jersey Devils for the first part of the 2018-19 season. Prior to that appointment, Fletcher was the Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Minnesota Wild for nine seasons (2009-2018), compiling a record of 399-298-89. The Wild made the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of Fletcher’s final six seasons and reached the Second Round in 2014 and 2015. During his tenure in Minnesota, Fletcher added several players that have established themselves as leaders in the franchise’s history, including Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Eric Staal, Matt Dumba, Mikael Granlund, Jared Spurgeon, Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter, Jason Zucker, Jason Pominville, and Devan Dubnyk.
Fletcher’s NHL career began in 1993 when he joined the expansion Florida Panthers as an assistant general manager to Bob Clarke, who served as the franchise’s first GM. Fletcher assisted in the assembly of the Panthers’ first roster and was part of the organization’s run to the Stanley Cup Final in just its third season of operation in 1996. He spent nine seasons with the franchise, serving as Interim General Manager in 2001-02.
In 2002, Fletcher joined the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as Director of Hockey Operations and spent four seasons with the club, later holding the titles of Assistant General Manager, Hockey Operations and Vice President of Amateur Scouting and Player Development. The Ducks made the Stanley Cup Final in the 2002-03 season, losing just two games in the first three rounds before taking New Jersey to a seventh game in the Final. While with Anaheim, Fletcher was involved in drafts that brought Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Ladislav Smid, Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan to the franchise.
Fletcher moved to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006 as an assistant general manager to Ray Shero, where his duties also included overseeing the team’s American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In addition to Pittsburgh’s 2009 Stanley Cup championship, the Penguins also reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2008. On the AHL side, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton reached the Division Finals in 2006-07 and 2008-09 and the Calder Cup Final in 2007-08. He departed the Penguins for Minnesota following the 2009 championship season.
Fletcher began following the NHL game at a young age alongside his father Cliff Fletcher, a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee who was the general manager of the Atlanta/Calgary Flames from 1972-91 and the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1991-97. While pursuing his degree at Harvard University, Fletcher worked with the Canadian Olympic Team at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. After graduating from Harvard in 1990, Fletcher spent two years as a player representative for Newport Sports Management before joining Florida.
Fletcher was born on April 29, 1967 in Montreal. He and his wife, Rhonda, have two children, daughter Kaitlin, and son Keith.