The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that the club has promoted Chris Pryor to the position of Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel, according to the club’s General Manager Ron Hextall.
Pryor, entering his 17th season with the Flyers organization, served as the club’s Director of Scouting for the previous three seasons. In that role he was in charge of overseeing all Flyers scouting activities at the professional and amateur levels, both in North America and overseas, with assistance from Dave Brown at the professional level and Dennis Patterson at the amateur ranks.
Pryor joined the Flyers in the summer of 1999 as a U.S. Amateur Scout until he was promoted to the position of Director of Hockey Operations in November of 2006.
He was named the Director of Scouting in July of 2013.
Before joining the Flyers organization, he worked for the New York Islanders in roles that included minor league Coach (1992-94), Scout (1994-99) and Director of Player Development (1994-98).
Pryor played parts of six seasons in the NHL with time spent with the Minnesota North Stars and New York Islanders (1984-90). He also played for Salt Lake during the 1983-84 season and Capital District from 1990-92, where he won a Calder Cup in 1990.
Previous to his professional playing career, Pryor played four seasons at the University of New Hampshire.
After retiring from his playing career during the 1992- 93 season with the Capital District Islanders (American Hockey League), he stayed with Capital District as a full time assistant coach for the remainder of the season.