Maple Leafs officially announce hiring of Brad Treliving as general manager
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By Cam Lewis3 months ago
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that Brad Treliving has been hired as the 18th general manager in team history.
This announcement comes as no surprise. Treliving had been rumoured to be the frontrunner for the position shortly after Kyle Dubas was let go and TSN’s Darren Dreger reported on Tuesday that the team’s search for his successor was wrapping up.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Brad into the Maple Leafs organization,” said Brendan Shanahan. “Brad brings a wealth of knowledge from his years of experience as a General Manager and hockey executive in Calgary, Arizona and beyond. He has earned tremendous respect amongst his peers throughout his years in the NHL and has built excellent relationships at all levels within the game. We are confident that Brad’s leadership and strategic vision will elevate the Maple Leafs in our continued pursuit of a championship.”
“I am very excited and honoured to join the Toronto Maple Leafs as General Manager,” said Brad Treliving. “I would like to thank Brendan, MLSE and its Board for their support throughout this process. I’m thrilled to join an Original Six team and recognize how much the Maple Leafs mean to this community. This is a very exciting day for my family and I.”
Treliving spent over a decade with the Phoenix Coyotes in various roles before replacing Jay Feaster as the general manager of the Calgary Flames ahead of the 2014-15 season. He led the Flames to five playoff appearances over the course of nine seasons and parted ways with the organization following a disappointing result in 2022-23.
The 53-year-old will have some interesting challenges ahead of him as he takes over the Maple Leafs. Both Auston Matthews and William Nylander are eligible to sign contract extensions on July 1 while Mitch Marner and John Tavares have contracts that are set to expire following the 2024-25 season. Treliving will also have to decide whether to retain the likes of Luke Schenn, Ryan O’Reilly, and Noel Acciari, who are unrestricted free agents this summer.
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