The Philadelphia Flyers are going to pay Dave Hakstol big money to get him to the NHL.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the Flyers signed Hakstol to a five-year deal worth $10 million, a rare contract for a first-time NHL head coach.
The Flyers announced they had hired Hakstol away from UND last month but did not disclose contract terms. UND has hired longtime assistant Brad Berry to replace Hakstol as the program’s head coach.
Hakstol made a base salary of $318,270 last season at UND and tacked on more than $100,000 in bonuses. He had three years left on his contract.
Hakstol is replacing Craig Berube as the coach of the Flyers, who missed the playoffs last season. He is the first coach to go directly from college hockey to a head coaching position in the NHL in nearly 30 years.