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Toronto Maple Leafs Management
Lawrence M. Tanenbaum Chairman of the Board, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Richard Peddie President & CEO, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
John Ferguson Vice President and General Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Penny Assistant General Manager & Director of Player Personnel
Jeff Jackson Director of Hockey Administration
Doug Gilmour Player Development Advisor
Reid Mitchell Manager, Hockey Administration & Scouting Coordinator
Dave Griffiths Team Services Manager
Brad Lynn Team Services Coordinator
Paul Maurice Head Coach
Keith Acton Assistant coach
Dallas Eakins Assistant coach
Randy Ladouceur Assistant coach
Paul Dennis Player Development Coach
Matt Nichol Strength & Conditioning Coach
Steve McKichan Goaltending Consultant
Chris Dennis Video Analyst
Brian Papineau Equipment Manager
Bobby Hastings Assistant Equipment Manager
Tom Blatchford Assistant Equipment Manager
Darryl Sittler Community Representative
Wendel Clark Community Representative
Rick Vaive Community Representative
Shawn Simpson Pro Scout
Don Granato Pro Scout
Dave Morrison Director of Amateur Scouting
Mike Palmateer Amateur Scout
George Armstrong Amateur Scout
John Lilley Amateur Scout
Garth Malarchuk Amateur Scout
Clint McConnachie Amateur Scout
Allan Power Amateur Scout
Thommie Bergman European Scout
Jari Gronstrand European Scout
Peter Ihnacak European Scout
Jan Kovac European Scout
Nikolai Ladygin European Scout
Rudy Cantu Head Athletic Therapist
Chris Davie Assistant Athletic Therapist
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Dr. Noah Forman Team Doctor
"Paul Maurice is one of the most highly-regarded young head coaches in the game," said John Ferguson, vice president and general manager of the Leafs. "He did an outstanding job in developing the Hurricanes during his time in Carolina, and earned a reputation for leading teams that were well-prepared and consistently competitive on the ice.
"Paul brings a significant advantage of having a thorough knowledge of the players in our system," Ferguson added. "Thanks in large part to the outstanding leadership role Paul played in accelerating the development of our young players with the Marlies, 12 rookies in our system made their debut with the Leafs this past season and performed well in doing so. Paul brings a new approach to the Leafs that we’re confident will make us more competitive in the short-term, and will be instrumental in helping us compete for a Stanley Cup on a consistent basis, and winning the Cup, in the years ahead."
Under the guidance of Maurice, the Hurricanes achieved four consecutive winning seasons from 1998-2002. They captured Southeast Division titles in 1999 and 2002 and appeared in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time following a six-game series defeat of the Maple Leafs to win the Eastern Conference title in 2002.
Prior to joining the Whalers as an assistant during the summer of 1995, Maurice spent two seasons as head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Detroit Jr. Red Wings. While in Detroit, he compiled a regular season record of 86-38-8 and led the team to the 1995 OHL Championship and an appearance in the Memorial Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia. That season, he finished second in voting to Guelph’s Craig Hartsburg for the Matt Leyden Trophy which is annually awarded to the OHL’s Coach of the Year.
Maurice, 39, becomes the Leafs’ youngest head coach since Dan Maloney led the team during the 1984-85 season at the age of 33.
A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Maurice played his junior hockey with the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires (1984-1988). He had his career cut short due to an eye injury and began coaching as an assistant with the Jr. Red Wings shortly thereafter.
Maurice and his wife Michelle are the parents of children Sydney, Jake and Luke.
Paul Maurice begins his first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs after being named the 26th head coach in franchise history on May 12, 2006. Maurice originally joined the Leafs organization June 24, 2005 as head coach of their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Toronto Marlies, compiling a record of 41-29-4-6 and advancing to the playoffs in their inaugural season.
Maurice spent more than eight seasons behind the bench with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes organization. He ranks first in
Carolina franchise history in regular season wins (268), games coached (674), playoff wins (17) and playoff games coached (35). Prior to the 2003-04 season, Maurice was the longest-tenured head coach in the NHL after having been promoted from a Whalers assistant coach’s position on November 6, 1995. At only 28 years old, he became the league’s youngest head coach and maintained that designation until the Boston Bruins hired Mike Sullivan on June 23, 2003.
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Keith Acton is in his seventh season as an assistant coach with the Maple Leafs.
Keith Acton, 48, was named an assistant coach on August 4, 2000 after he spent
the previous two seasons as an assistant coach with the New York Rangers. Prior
to that he was an assistant/associate coach with the Philadelphia Flyers four
The Stouffville, Ontario native played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League
prior to joining the coaching ranks. Acton played 1,023 NHL games, collecting 226
goals and 358 assists for 584 points with Montreal, Minnesota, Edmonton, Philadelphia,
Washington and the New York Islanders.
As a member of the 1988 Edmonton Oilers, Acton was a part of the club that won the Stanley Cup. The centreman registered his best NHL season in 1981-82 as a member of the Canadiens notching career highs in goals (36), assists (52) and points (88).
Acton and his wife Susan reside in Stouffville with their two daughters Brooke and Elisa, and their two sons William and Robert.
Dallas Eakins is entering his first season as an assistant coach with the Maple Leafs.
Eakins, 39, was named an assistant coach on July 20, 2006 after he spent the previous season as an assistant coach with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
The Dade City, Florida native was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 10th round, 208th overall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. Eakins played in 120 games for Winnipeg, Florida, St. Louis, Phoenix, the New York Rangers, Toronto, the New York Islanders and Calgary, collecting nine assists and 208 penalty minutes. He retired from professional hockey following the 2004 season with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
Eakins played his junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey League’s Peterborough Petes. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife, Ingrid.
Randy Ladouceur enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ladouceur, 46, was named assistant coach on July 20, 2006. The Brockville, Ontario native spent eight seasons (1997 to 2004) as a Carolina Hurricanes’ assistant coach on Paul Maurice’s staff.
In addition, he held the role of Director of Player Development and Pro Scout for Carolina from January 2004 to December 2005. Ladouceur was head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals from January 2005 to March 2006.
A veteran of 17 NHL seasons, he played 930 games, collecting 30 goals and 126 assists for 156 points and 1,322 penalty minutes. He closed out his playing career with Anaheim, where he served as team captain from 1994 to 1996. In six-plus seasons for Hartford he played in 452 games and recorded 55 points. He served as captain of Hartford in 1991-92. Ladouceur began his playing career in Detroit in 1979 and spent six seasons with the Red Wings.
Ladouceur and his wife Susan reside in Whitby, Ontario. They have a daughter, Nicole, and a son, Josh.