Toronto - Jul. 28, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract.
Marner, 18, was selected by the Maple Leafs with the fourth overall pick in last month’s NHL Entry Draft after finishing second in Ontario Hockey League scoring with 126 points (44 goals, 82 assists) in 63 regular season games with the London Knights in 2014-15. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 23, 2015: Lou Lamoriello resigned as president of the New Jersey Devils on Thursday in order to become the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Lamoriello is the 16th general manager in Maple Leafs history. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan was drafted by the Devils in 1987, the year Lamoriello took over as their president and general manager. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 13, 2015: Former NHL coach Ron Wilson predicts a big season ahead for Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel no matter who centers his line in 2015-16.
In fact, Wilson said Kessel could establish a career high with 40 goals his first season in Pittsburgh. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 8, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the midst of reshaping their roster, but center Nazem Kadri is expected to be one of their top six forwards. If they're going to win more games than most expect next season, Kadri is going to have to provide offense consistently.
New coach Mike Babcock believes that can be the case. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 2, 2015: In the last week the Toronto Maple Leafs' rebuild officially began. The Leafs drafted Mitch Marner, & signed a few depth free agents. However the most important aspect to the rebuild is the fact that they traded Phil Kessel to Pittsburgh. Do Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul all face similar fates? What can be expected of the Leafs' now that they have lost their top goal scorer? FULL STORY
Toronto - Jun. 19, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired the rights to unsigned center Zach Hyman and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers on Friday in exchange for center Greg McKegg. FULL STORY
Oshawa - Jun. 16, 2015: The Oshawa Generals announced today that Generals Head Coach, DJ Smith, has been named the Assistant Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
DJ joined the Generals in June 2012 after spending six seasons as the Assistant Coach of the Windsor Spitfires, two of which were CHL Championship years. He added a third Memorial Cup to his coaching resume following the Generals’ Championship win in Quebec last month. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jun. 14, 2015: As the NHL Draft approaches, trade rumours surrounding Leafs' superstar winger Phil Kessel have reached new heights. Kessel has a limited no trade clause, which entitles him to name 8 teams he'd allow a trade to. He also comes with an $8 million cap hit. Is it a coincidence that his list of teams are all tight against the salary cap? Or is Kessel actively trying to prevent a trade from happening? FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 20, 2015: To quote New York Sun newsman Francis Pharcellus Church; “Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Jolly old St. Nick brought Mike Babcock from Hockeytown to the real centre of the hockey universe. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 20, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs' did what most considered to be an impossibility today, and landed free agent coach Mike Babcock. Babcock will be the 30th coach in team history and signs a record breaking contract. The mammoth contract will see him in Toronto for the next 8 years and be paid $50 Million US dollars for his services. Can Babcock and Shanahan turn the Leafs' around? Many consider this the best shot the Leafs have had in years to finally get it right. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 20, 2015: Mike Babcock has been hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, receiving an eight-year contract worth approximately $50 million, according to Sportsnet and TSN.
A formal announcement from Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment is expected Wednesday afternoon. FULL STORY
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Toronto - May. 20, 2015: Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo's Puck Daddy is reporting that Mike Babcock will not be going to the Buffalo Sabres or returning to the Detroit Red Wings. He suggests that the two remaining teams are the Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Blues. The article goes on to say that the Maple Leafs' plane is on it way to Detroit. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 15, 2015: As the offseason progresses, Toronto fans are starting to get impatient with the lack of development in their front office. With still no GM hired, and a coaching hire unlikely until Mike Babcock makes his decision, Leaf fans are beginning to get restless. Some have even started to question Team President Brendan Shanahan. There is however, an element of Shanahans leadership that makes me confident he will hire the right GM. FULL STORY