Flyers officially hire Kim Dillabaugh as goalie coach


The Flyers on Friday officially named Kim Dillabaugh as the team's goalie coach.

Dillabaugh previously served as the Los Angeles Kings' director of goaltending development for the past eight seasons.

While with L.A., Dillabaugh worked with Flyers general manager Ron Hextall for six years before Hextall came back to Philadelphia.

"Kim is a highly dedicated and intelligent goalie coach who has a proven track record," Hextall said in a statement released by the team. "We are very pleased to add him to our staff."

At the NHL draft this past weekend, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told Dillabaugh accepted the position with the Flyers.

"He decided to go to the Flyers because he's got a fair contract and his relationship with Hexy," Lombardi said. "It was a smart move."

As the Kings' director of goaltending development, Dillabaugh worked with Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Bernier and Martin Jones in addition to other goalies in L.A.'s system.

The 37-year-old will work with Steve Mason and Michael Neuvirth, who the team signed Wednesday.

Dillabaugh replaces Jeff Reese, who resigned in March and took the same position with the Dallas Stars last month.


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