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List of Toronto Maple Leafs general managers

Lou Lamoriello was the 16th general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, holding the role between 2015 and 2018.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL)[1] and are known as one of the Original Six teams of the league.[2] Founded in 1917, the club had no nickname in their first season, and were known as the Toronto Arenas for their second season.[3] From the 1919–20 season they were known as the Toronto St. Patricks,[4] until in February 1927 when the club was purchased by Conn Smythe.[5] Smythe changed the name of the club to the Maple Leafs and they have been known by that name ever since.[5][6] The franchise has had sixteen general managers since their inception.[7]

KeyEdit

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
  Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category
  Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player category
  Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in category other than Builder or Player

General managersEdit

General managers of the Toronto Maple Leafs
No. Name Tenure Accomplishments during this term Ref(s)
1 Charles Querrie 1917 – February 14, 1927 [8]
2 Conn Smythe  February 14, 1927 – September 1, 1957[b] [8][9]
3 Hap Day  February 1, 1955 – March 25, 1957
  • 2 playoff appearances
[10][11]
4 Howie Meeker  May 14, 1957 – October 3, 1957 [12][13]
Stafford Smythe (de facto) October 3, 1957 – November 22, 1958 [14]
5 Punch Imlach  November 22, 1958 – April 6, 1969 [15][16]
6 Jim Gregory  April 6, 1969 – July 4, 1979
  • 8 playoff appearances
[16][17]
Punch Imlach  July 4, 1979 – October 1981
  • 2 playoff appearances
[18][19]
7 Gerry McNamara October 1981 – February 7, 1988
  • 3 playoff appearances
[19]
8 Gord Stellick April 28, 1988 – August 11, 1989
  • No playoff appearances
[20][21]
9 Floyd Smith August 15, 1989 – June 4, 1991
  • 1 playoff appearance
[22][23]
10 Cliff Fletcher  June 4, 1991 – May 25, 1997
  • 4 playoff appearances
[24][25]
Bill Watters (Interim) May 25, 1997 – August 21, 1997 [25][26]
11 Ken Dryden  August 21, 1997 – July 15, 1999
  • 1 playoff appearance
[26][27]
12 Pat Quinn  July 15, 1999 – August 29, 2003
  • 1 division title and 4 playoff appearances
[28]
13 John Ferguson, Jr. August 29, 2003 – January 22, 2008
  • 1 playoff appearance
[28][29]
Cliff Fletcher  (Interim) January 22, 2008 – November 29, 2008
  • No playoff appearances
[29][30]
14 Brian Burke November 29, 2008 – January 9, 2013
  • No playoff appearances
[30][31]
15 Dave Nonis January 9, 2013 – April 12, 2015
  • 1 playoff appearance
[31][32]
16 Lou Lamoriello  July 23, 2015 – April 30, 2018
  • 2 playoff appearances
[7]
17 Kyle Dubas May 11, 2018 – present
  • 1 playoff appearance
[33]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. Interim general managers do not count towards the total.
  • b From 1955 to 1957, Smythe turned over most of his authority over day-to-day hockey operations to Hap Day, but remained general manager on paper.

ReferencesEdit

  • Toronto Maple Leafs 2013–14 Media Guide, p. 185
  1. ^ "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (May 14, 2013). "4 of the NHL's Original 6 – Chicago, Detroit, Boston, NY Rangers – among 8 still in playoffs". Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Toronto Arenas Statistics and History". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "Toronto St. Pats Statistics and History". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Toronto St. Pats/Maple Leafs Statistics and History". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics and History". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Lou Lamoriello named Leafs General Manager". Toronto Maple Leafs. July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Toronto Maple Leafs 2013–14 Media Guide, p. 176
  9. ^ "Smythe Quits Position With Toronto Ice Club". The Gazette and Daily. May 10, 1957. p. 45. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Day New GM of Leafs". Ottawa Journal. February 1, 1955. p. 16. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Hap Day Quits As Toronto Hockey Manager". The Winona Daily News. March 26, 1957. p. 12. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Toronto Names New Manager". Tyrone Daily Herald. May 14, 1957. p. 5. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Meeker Quits As Leafs Pilot". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 4, 1957. p. 20. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-06-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Imlach Takes Over Floundering Maple Leafs". Garden City Telegram. November 22, 1958. p. 11. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ a b "Axe Falls Swiftly On Leaf Coach". The News-Palladium. April 7, 1969. p. 15. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ "Stellicktricity: Stories, Highlights, and Other Hockey Juice from a Life ... - Gord Stellick - Google Books". Books.google.ca. October 17, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  18. ^ "Imlach Back As Maple Leafs' GM". The Daily News. July 5, 1979. p. 1. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  19. ^ a b "Toronto owner Harold Ballard fired General Manager Gerry McNamara…". UPI. February 7, 1988. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  20. ^ Fachet, Robert (April 29, 1988). "TORONTO HIRES STELLICK, 30, AS GENERAL MANAGER". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  21. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Stellick Quits Post With Maple Leafs". The New York Times. August 12, 1989. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  22. ^ "Maple Leafs tab Devils' ex-coach Doug Carpenter". Chicago Tribune. August 17, 1989. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  23. ^ "Maple Leafs Hire Boss". Daily Sitka Sentinel. June 5, 1991. p. 9. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
  24. ^ "THE NHL : Bowness, Fletcher Get New Positions". The Los Angeles Times. June 5, 1991. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  25. ^ a b "Maple Leafs Dismiss General Manager". The New York Times. May 25, 1997. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  26. ^ a b "Dryden Picks Himself". The New York Times. August 21, 1997. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  27. ^ "N.H.L. ROUNDUP; AN Earlier Opening For Next Season". The New York Times. July 15, 1999. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  28. ^ a b "Leafs Name John Ferguson General Manager". Toronto Maple Leafs. August 29, 2003. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  29. ^ a b "Cliff Fletcher Named Interim General Manager". Toronto Maple Leafs. January 22, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  30. ^ a b "Brian Burke Named Toronto Maple Leafs President & General Manager". Toronto Maple Leafs. November 29, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  31. ^ a b "Maple Leafs Announce Management Changes". Toronto Maple Leafs. January 9, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  32. ^ "Maple Leafs announce organizational changes". Toronto Maple Leafs. April 12, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  33. ^ "Maple Leafs name Kyle Dubas new General Manager". CBC. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018.