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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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The Toronto Maple Leafs have told rival General Managers to contact assistant GM Kyle Dubas if they want to negotiate a trade.
The Maple Leafs hired Mike Babcock as head coach but they still haven't named a General Manager. It's a great show of confidence in Dubas, as the Leafs have some big decisions to make with impact players like Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf. Jun 21 - 1:40 PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs aren't likely to name a new general manager before the NHL draft.

As it currently stands, Leafs president Brendan Shanahan is coordinating with interim co-GMs Mark Hunter and Kyle Dubas. At the end of the day, Shanahan might opt to assume the general manager job himself or hand it to either Dubas or Hunter. Until then though, Toronto might still be active on the trade front. Among other things, they're open to moving the fourth overall pick.
Jun 9 - 5:28 PM

The Maple Leafs are willing to trade away their fourth overall pick in the upcoming draft.

Toronto has a lot to do to repair a roster with so many holes, and it starts with getting the job done in the draft. "It’s something we would definitely look at," said Leafs interim co-GM Kyle Dubas. "If someone else was adamant about a player, we’re pretty comfortable with the players in that cluster. We need to be acquiring as many draft pick assets as we can, as many prospects as we can. If there was something that made sense, we’d be open to listening and having some thorough discussions on the fourth pick."
Jun 6 - 8:42 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs director of player personnel Mark Hunter views the window for the team being a contender at three-to-five years.

It's unclear if Hunter's viewpoint matches that of exec Brendan Shanahan or head coach Mike Babcock, but that would make sense (and is often the window teambuilders give when speaking of rebuilding processes).
Jun 6 - 3:20 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to approach Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds coach Sheldon Keefe for a role within the organization.

It's unclear if Keefe will join the Leafs as an assistant coach or if he will be behind the bench for the Marlies in the AHL. The connection between Keefe and the organization comes in the form of Kyle Dubas, who is the acting General Manager of the Maple Leafs right now. Dubas was the GM of the Greyhounds while Keefe was the head coach.
May 17 - 12:47 PM

A quartet of respected minds have emerged as candidates to take the GM job for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The short list includes Assistant GM Julien BriseBois of Tampa Bay, AGM Jeff Gorton of the NY Rangers, VP of Hockey Ops and director of player personnel Michael Futa of Los Angeles, and former Washington GM George McPhee. While none of these four are newcomers to the NHL scene a la acting Toronto GM Kyle Dubas, they each represent pillars of success for their respective clubs, or former club, in McPhee's case.
Source: Josh Cooper
May 16 - 7:22 PM

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

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

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