Is Leah Hextall Related To Ron Hextall?
Yes, Ronald Jeffrey Hextall, aka Ron Hextall, and Leah Hextall are related. To be clear, Ron is the cousin of Leah, a Canadian journalist. He is a former professional ice hockey goaltender and executive from Canada.
They were both in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and appear to be 18 years apart in age. Ron's father is Leah's uncle, Bryan Lee Hextall Jr., and they have the same uncle, Dennis Hextall.
Furthermore, they are both adored grandkids of Bryan Hextall, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Ron is the family's third-generation NHL player.
He was assistant general manager for the Philadelphia Flyers before being appointed to general manager on May 7, 2014. Ron was the starting quarterback for four and a half seasons.
Ron is best known as the current general manager of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL). Ron played for the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, and Quebec Nordiques for 13 seasons.
He won the Vezina Trophy in 1987 and largely played for the Flyers, earning him a spot in the Flyers' Hall of Fame. On February 9, 2021, the Penguins hired him as their general manager.