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Flyers name Hakstol as head coach (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Dave Hakstol has left the college ranks to join the Philadelphia Flyers as their new head coach, the National Hockey League club announced on Monday. Hakstol, who spent the last 11 seasons as coach of the University of North Dakota, becomes the 19th head coach in Flyers history. “Dave brings a wealth of head coaching experience and success to the Philadelphia Flyers organization,” said general manager Ron Hextall. “He’s a proven winner and we are pleased to have him become part of the Flyers family.” Hakstol, 46, takes over from Craig Berube, who was fired after the Flyers failed to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs after posting a 33-31-18 record.