List of Toronto Maple Leafs general managers

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Lou Lamoriello is the current general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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 of 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]

Key[edit]

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

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Toronto Maple Leafs
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Charles Querrie 1917 February 14, 1927 Won Stanley Cup two times (1918, 1922) [8]
2 Conn Smythedagger February 14, 1927 September 1, 1957[b] Won Stanley Cup seven times (1932, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951) [8][9]
3 Hap Daydagger February 1, 1955 March 25, 1957 [10][11]
4 Howie Meekerdagger September 1, 1957 October 3, 1957[c] [12][13]
5 Punch Imlachdagger November 22, 1958 April 6, 1969 Won Stanley Cup four times (1962, 1963, 1964, 1967) [14][15]
6 Jim Gregorydagger April 6, 1969 July 4, 1979 [15][16]
Punch Imlachdagger July 4, 1979 October 1981 [17][18]
7 Gerry McNamara October 1981 February 7, 1988 [18]
8 Gord Stellick April 28, 1988 August 11, 1989 [19][20]
9 Floyd Smith August 15, 1989 June 4, 1991 [21][22]
10 Cliff Fletcherdagger June 4, 1991 May 25, 1997 [23][24]
Bill Watters (Interim) May 25, 1997 August 21, 1997 [24][25]
11 Ken Drydendagger August 21, 1997 July 15, 1999 [25][26]
12 Pat Quinndagger July 15, 1999 August 29, 2003 [27]
13 John Ferguson, Jr. August 29, 2003 January 22, 2008 [27][28]
Cliff Fletcherdagger (Interim) January 22, 2008 November 29, 2008 [28][29]
14 Brian Burke November 29, 2008 January 9, 2013 [29][30]
15 Dave Nonis January 9, 2013 April 12, 2015 [30][31]
16 Lou Lamoriellodagger July 23, 2015 [7]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 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.
  • c The Leafs did not have an official general manager during the 1957–58 NHL season; Smythe, as chairman of the Silver Seven (a committee overseeing the Leafs' hockey operations), was effectively general manager.

References[edit]

  • 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. ^ "Imlach Takes Over Floundering Maple Leafs". Garden City Telegram. November 22, 1958. p. 11. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ a b "Axe Falls Swiftly On Leaf Coach". The News-Palladium. April 7, 1969. p. 15. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  16. ^ "Stellicktricity: Stories, Highlights, and Other Hockey Juice from a Life ... - Gord Stellick - Google Books". Books.google.ca. October 17, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Imlach Back As Maple Leafs' GM". The Daily News. July 5, 1979. p. 1. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  18. ^ a b "Toronto owner Harold Ballard fired General Manager Gerry McNamara…". UPI. February 7, 1988. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  19. ^ Fachet, Robert (April 29, 1988). "TORONTO HIRES STELLICK, 30, AS GENERAL MANAGER". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  20. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Stellick Quits Post With Maple Leafs". The New York Times. August 12, 1989. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Maple Leafs tab Devils' ex-coach Doug Carpenter". Chicago Tribune. August 17, 1989. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Maple Leafs Hire Boss". Daily Sitka Sentinel. June 5, 1991. p. 9. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  23. ^ "THE NHL : Bowness, Fletcher Get New Positions". The Los Angeles Times. June 5, 1991. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  24. ^ a b "Maple Leafs Dismiss General Manager". The New York Times. May 25, 1997. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  25. ^ a b "Dryden Picks Himself". The New York Times. August 21, 1997. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  26. ^ "N.H.L. ROUNDUP; AN Earlier Opening For Next Season". The New York Times. July 15, 1999. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "Leafs Name John Ferguson General Manager". Toronto Maple Leafs. August 29, 2003. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "Cliff Fletcher Named Interim General Manager". Toronto Maple Leafs. January 22, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  29. ^ a b "Brian Burke Named Toronto Maple Leafs President & General Manager". Toronto Maple Leafs. November 29, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  30. ^ a b "Maple Leafs Announce Management Changes". Toronto Maple Leafs. January 9, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  31. ^ "Maple Leafs announce organizational changes". Toronto Maple Leafs. April 12, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.