Report: Brendan Shanahan Hired as President of Maple Leafs

2010 NHL Draft - Round One


According to a report via Damien Cox of The Star, the Toronto Maple Leafs are on the verge of giving Brendan Shanahan the opportunity to turn the fortunes of the franchise around.

Shanahan, according to multiple sources, will resign his position as the NHL’s director of player safety as early as Friday and immediately join the Leafs this weekend as the team closes out a disappointing season.

While his precise job could not be confirmed, sources suggest the Hall of Fame winger will likely be named president of the Leafs hockey club, not only president of hockey operations.

The Maple Leafs are about to conclude yet another disappointing campaign after taking the NHL by storm earlier in the season. President and CEO of Maple Leafs and Sports Entertainment Tim Leiweke, has made it clear that turning around the fortunes of the team is atop his agenda and it doesn’t look like he was joking around.