Paul Holmgren

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Alternate Governor




Paul Holmgren is President and Alternate Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers. Entering his 40th season with the organization, Holmgren oversees both the business and hockey operations of the team. During his time with the Flyers, Holmgren has held several positions including player, assistant coach, head coach, assistant general manager, general manager and now president, in addition to other front office roles.

Holmgren assumed the role of President after spending eight seasons as the general manager of the club, during which time the Flyers posted an overall record of 307-234-73 (.559) and made six appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, reaching the Eastern Conference Final in 2008 and the Stanley Cup Final in 2010.

In addition to his four decades of service to the Flyers, Holmgren has been widely involved with USA Hockey since the 1970s and was the 2014 recipient of the Lester Patrick Trophy for his contributions to hockey in the United States.

Internationally, Holmgren has represented the United States as a player, coach and front-office member in several capacities. Off the ice, he most recently served as the assistant general manager for Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and was a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group from 2009 to 2014. Holmgren also was the assistant general manager of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team and the general manager for the 2006 U.S. National Team at the IIHF World Championships, and served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey Tournament.

Paul and his wife, Doreen, reside in Somerdale, New Jersey. He has four children: Jason, Kirsten, Wes, and Greta, and seven grandchildren: Hannah, Noah, Mackenzie, Luke, Nora, Cameron, Brayden, and Ryan.