Paul Holmgren nominated to USA Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2021
Shortly after being named a finalist for the Flyers Hall of Fame, Paul Holmgren was named as an inductee into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Holmgren will join Peter McNab and Stan Fischler as this year’s nominees.
“I am deeply humbled and enormously grateful to be bestowed this honor by USA Hockey. Growing up in Minnesota, and reflecting as far back as I can remember, United States hockey is a program that I have looked up to and always strived to be a part of. I am incredibly proud to have had the fortune to wear and represent the Red, White, and Blue during each and every occasion I have been asked. I would also like to extend a congratulations to each of the other inductees, all of which I am honored to be included in a class with.”
Paul Holmgren was a member of the Flyers’ organization as a player for ten years and moved into the coaching staff just a few years after. Holmgren was the head coach for four seasons in Philadelphia, leading the team to an Eastern Conference Finals appearance.
After being fired as head coach, Holmgren returned to the Flyers as a scout in 1995 and worked his way up to President in 2014, which he held until 2019. Paul Holmgren’s decades of service to the Flyers were phenomenal, and it’s good to see him get the recognition he deserves finally.
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