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Flyers chairman Scott to retire; Hilferty becomes successor

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Nov 16, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Former Philadelphia Flyers Paul Holmgren, left shakes hands with Rick Tocchet after they were inducted to the Flyers Hall of Fame during ceremony before game against the Calgary Flames at Wells Fargo Center. Dave Scott, Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO and Governor of the Flyers stands between them. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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PHILADELPHIA -- Dave Scott will retire as chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers’ parent company Comcast Spectacor and be replaced by Dan Hilferty.

Hilferty, who was recently named CEO of Comcast Spectacor, will succeed Scott as chairman of the company on April 17 and as the team’s governor on July 1.

Scott joined Comcast Spectacor in December 2013 and the Flyers have struggled under his reign. They will miss the playoffs for a third straight season and haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1975.

“Our number one goal for the Flyers will be to consistently compete for the Stanley Cup,” Hilferty said. “It is going to be a process that will take time to get on that path, but I’m confident we are headed in the right direction with Danny Briere as interim GM, Coach Tortorella, and our hiring of a President of Hockey Operations soon. Our leadership team will be fully focused to deliver on this for our fans while also continuing to make the sports complex the best location for sports and entertainment in the nation.”

As Chairman and CEO of Comcast Spectacor, Hilferty will lead the company’s entire portfolio, including the Philadelphia Flyers. Spectacor Sports and Entertainment CEO Valerie Camillo will continue to work directly with Hilferty, overseeing the Wells Fargo Center, including its continued transformation, and lead the Flyers’ business operations.