The Flyers have been busy over the last few hours. First they announced that Terry Murray has rejoined the organization as the head coach of the Phantoms.
Now, they have hired Ian Laperriere as the new Director of Player Development. Laperriere officially retired a few weeks ago after missing the last two seasons with post-concussion syndrome.
Despite not being able to contribute on the ice, Lappy was still a huge part of the organization. He spent his time working with prospects and the team’s young players, helping them develop and make the transition easier, something that he can now make his career.
“It’s a job that suits me well,” Laperriere said. “It’s one of those jobs that you need a relationship with the young guys and you need to have some experience, and I think I have both. I’ve always been able to relate well with anybody, from 18 year old kids to 40-year-old veterans.”
Lappy only played 82 games with the Flyers but because of his warrior mentality, he quickly became a fan favorite. The recipient of the 2010-11 Bill Masterton Trophy is sure to be a great addition to the Flyers’ organization.