Since being named GM, Hextall has been a part of three entry drafts. In those drafts, he has selected a lot of top-tier talent including Travis Sanheim, Oskar Lindblom, Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny, Felix Sandstrom, Carter Hart, Wade Allison, German Rubtsov and Pascal Laberge. Hextall has been a monster during the drafts, not being afraid to move down in order to get more picks and build the prospect system.
Hextall hasn’t been afraid to pull the trigger on trades. Just over a month after being named GM, fan favourite Scott Hartnell was dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick: