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Brendan Shanahan | Winger

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (46) / 1/23/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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Reports have surfaced that the Toronto Maple Leafs approached former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli about their vacant General Manager position.
The Leafs were simply doing their due diligence here, as Chiarelli is one of the better General Managers in the league. Chiarelli eventually settled on the Edmonton job and that's probably the better gig. The Oilers have some good young talent on the roster, some interesting prospects in their farm system, and the first overall pick in the June Entry Draft. Apr 26 - 4:44 PM

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Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan didn’t tip his hand as to what the team will do with the fourth pick in the draft other than to say, "I think most teams you're just looking for the best guy available.""

Center Dylan Strome, who had 45 goals and 129 points, with the OHL's Erie Otters, could wind up with Toronto. Shanahan and the Leafs had a 9.5 percent chance at winning the draft lottery. The Maple Leafs president even wore a lucky Irish pin on Saturday. "I thought I would enlist whatever I had, I wasn’t gonna leave anything at home," he said. Shanahan said the Leafs are working on GM/coach lists and has already started reaching out to teams to talk to people.
Apr 18 - 9:57 PM

It seems that Maple Leafs team president Brendan Shanahan received permission to talk to Arizona assistant general manager Sean Burke.

They obviously weren't chatting about the weather. It is not known if Shanahan is interested in Burke as the Buds' GM or in a lesser capacity. There will be plenty of rumors regarding the Maple Leafs' open GM and head coach positions this off-season. This is one of the first.
Apr 18 - 11:21 AM

Maple Leafs team president Brendan Shanahan spoke to the media on Monday after Toronto let cleaned house over the weekend.

"People ask me about 'The Plan' in Toronto," Shanahan said. "The plan is not something unique. Twenty-nine other teams do what they have to, which is draft, develop, (show) patience and make good choices. The challenge in Toronto is not to come up with 'The Plan', the challenge is to stick to it. There can be no short-cuts. Short-cuts have got this organization in trouble in the past. This has to be one we're committed to, and don't stray from." The Leafs have already let go of GM Dave Nonis, along with coaches and plenty of scouts. That is just the beginning of what is shaping up to be a very busy off-season in Toronto.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 14 - 10:20 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired Steve Kasper and Jim Hughes.

Kasper was the Director of Pro Scouting, while Hughes was the Director of Player Development. It's been a busy day for the Leafs as they have already fired GM Dave Nonis, interim head coach Peter Horachek and his assistants.
Apr 12 - 2:32 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the NHL are looking ahead to the organizations' centennial season in 2016-17.

2016-17 is coincidently the NHL's 100th birthday, and Canada's 150th. "I actually talked to Montreal about their experience, going through the same thing a few years ago," said Leafs' president Brendan Shanahan. "We have very big expectations of what it should be like . . . whether we want to do everything in one year or roll it out over a couple of years. We’ll see." Some people have already mentioned that the Leafs will be in line to host an outdoor game against the Montreal Canadiens, but nothing is confirmed yet. "We are in discussions about appropriate ways to celebrate the Leafs’ 100th, which is also Canada’s 150th (birthday)," said Gary Bettman. "It’s also the league’s 100th. We have a lot to celebrate."
Jan 25 - 10:07 AM

Brandan Shanahan's mold on the Maple Leafs is slowly but surely coming to fruition as the team’s new president prepares for his first season in charge.

Shanahan came to the Leafs in April and decided against making major personnel changes following the Leafs’ epic collapse last season. After assuring GM Dave Nonis his job was safe and re-signing head coach Randy Carlyle for five more years, the Leafs fired their deputies and hired a new slate of assistant coaches and general managers. Shanahan has also embraced the emerging field of hockey analytics, hiring several new stats gurus for his front office to try and give the team a numbers edge. As for the on-ice personnel, the Leafs re-tooled their bottom six forward crop and acquired two new defensemen to gear up for the season.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Brendan Shanahan has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team's president.

Shanahan will leave his post as the NHL's top disciplinarian and bring the experience that he gathered from his Hall of Fame career to the table. He won an Olympic gold medal and three Stanley Cup championships. Naming him as the president means that Dave Nonis will keep his job as the general manager. That being said, Nonis will now be working under Shanahan and might see his influence diminished as a result.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Brendan Shanahan wanted to dedicate his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame to his father, the late Donal Shanahan.

Donal suffered from Alzheimer's disease and passed away in May 1990. He never saw his son play in an NHL game. "When I was about eight or nine years old he caught me with a piece of chalk I had taken from school and I was writing my name on the wall," Brendan Shanahan recalled on Monday. "He said with his gentle Irish brogue: 'A man's ambitions must be small to write his name upon a wall.' First thing I thought was, 'How long have you been carrying that one around? What are the odds you get to use that in life?'" On a more serious note, he later added, "This is the name he gave me and he deserves to see it up on this wall."
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Brendan Shanahan has been selected as part of the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame class.

Shanahan won the Stanley Cup three times with the Detroit Red Wings. He ranks 13th on the NHL's all-time list with 656 goals and 25th with 1,354 points in 1,524 career games. Over the course of his career, he played for the New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, and New York Rangers. He's now serving as the NHL's disciplinarian.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Brendan Shanahan has told the Calgary Flames that he will not join their front office and will stay with the National Hockey League.

Shanahan was being considered for a top management job with the Flames as Calgary wants more people in on the decision making process. Shanahan decided against the move and will remain as a vice-president of the NHL in charge of player safety.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 06:18:00 AM

Flames CEO/president Ken King says Brendan Shanahan is a candidate to join Calgary's front office but won't replace GM Jay Feaster.

Shanahan admitted Friday that he met with Flames management last week and there was speculation the NHL's czar of discipline was in line to replace Feaster. "This is not a death watch," King said Monday. "I can tell you we are now on a long-term process to add depth to our hockey operations. We want to get back to where we should be, and this is something we think is consistent with that. We have a GM, and Jay is involved in this process." It remains to be seen if Shanahan might be offered a front office position or what sort of role he would have with the Flames.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Though the details are cryptic, Brendan Shanahan admitted that he met with Calgary Flames management this week.

Could it be for a front office position? GM Jay Feaster admitted that the team is rebuilding on Friday. Perhaps Shanny might end up being part of that process ...
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 06:19:00 PM

The NHL's Board of Governors is expected to meet Tuesday "at the earliest" to ratify the CBA, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

Shannon gave some context: during the 1994-95 season, NHL teams needed very little time to begin training camp once they received official word. This announcement doesn't really clarify when opening night will be, though.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Brendan Shanahan, who will take over as the NHL's disciplinarian this season, should bring a unique view to the job.

The last four guys to hold Shanahan's job - Brian O'Neill, Gil Stein, Brian Burke, and Colin Campbell all suspended Shanahan during his playing career. However, Shanahan wasn't just known for his physical play, he also was one of the league's best goal scorers when he was in his prime. "I played this sport, I understand the passion that's involved," Shanahan said. "I broke a lot of rules when I played and wasn't always happy when I got punished -- even when I deserved it. I totally understand the passion that's involved in hockey, and it's one of the reasons why hockey's a great sport." Odds are his rulings won't often be popular - people love to second guess the guy handing out the suspensions. However, it should be interesting to see how his rulings compare with Campbell's.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 04:25:00 PM

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