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Toronto Maple Leafs Coaching Staff And Roster 2023-24

By Dipak BK / 27 November 2023 02:46 AM

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Toronto Maple Leafs coaching staff 2023 includes Head Coach Sheldon Keefe, assistant coaches Guy Boucher, Mike Van Ryn, Dean Chynoweth, and Manny Malhotra.

Keefe, the 40th head coach is in his 4th full season leading the team. He was promoted on November 20, 2019, replacing Mike Babcock, fired by President Brendan Shanahan. 

Boucher and Van Ryn are in their first season with the Leafs, they were hired during the off-season for the team. Former assistant coach Spencer Carberry left the Leafs to take up the role of the head coach of the Washington Capitals

Chynoweth and Malhotra are back on the Leafs bench as their assistant coach. Former goalie, Curtis Sanford serves as the team's goaltending coach, he was hired by the team on July 5, 2022.

Duanté Abercrombie serves as the team's Coaching Development associate. Jordan Bean and Sam Kim work as the Leafs' Video Coordinator & Statistical Analyst and Video & Coaching cordinator respectively. 

Maple Leafs Head Coach

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe has been with the Maple Leafs organization since 2015. He previously served as the head coach of the Marlies until 2019.

The Brampton, Ontario native began his coaching career after a career-ending knee injury in the 2004/05 season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Canada Central Hockey League(CCHL). He had purchased the Junior A franchise in 2003 before his retirement. 

Keefe took up the role of the head coach of the Lumber Kings in 2006. He had previously been assisting the then-head coach and GM Kevin Abrams.

He coached the Lumber Kings for six seasons before he left to become the head coach of the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds partway through the 2012/13 CCHL season. In his tenure with the Lumber Kings, he led the team to five championships with a record of 303 W-96 L-4 T-10 OTL-10 SOL in 423 games coached. 

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In his three seasons with the Greyhounds Keefe accumulated a record of 234 W-55 L-5 OTL-10 SO in 204 games coached. He was hired by the Maple Leafs in 2015 to lead their AHL affiliates the Toronto Marlies. 

During his time with the Marlies, Keefee led the Marlies to their first-ever Calder Cup Championship in 2018. He compiled a regular season record of record of 200 W- 89 L- 22 OTL - 9 SOL in 320 games coached for the Marlies.

After taking up the role of the head coach for the Leafs mid-season in 2019/20 he completed the season with a record of 27-15-5 in 47 games. His current regular season record with the franchise as of yet stands at 176-76-32 in 274 games coached, he has yet to miss the playoffs with the team.

Before the current season began Keefe signed a two-year contract extension with the team. This means Keefe would return as the Toronto Maple Leafs coach at least until 2025 barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Former coaches

Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches history begins with Dick Carroll(1917-19), the first head coach of the tea(Known then as the Toronto Arenas). He was also the first coach to lead the team to their first Stanley Cup Win in 1918. 

George O Donoghue(1921-1923) led the team to the 1922 Stanley Cup championship when the team was known as the Toronto St. Patricks. In 1932, Dick Irvin(1931-1940) led the team to their first Stanley Cup championship(the third Cup in franchise history) since their rebranding as the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

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Hap Day(1940-1950) Is the only coach in franchise history to lead them to five Stanley Cup Championships(1942, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1949). Punch Imlach(1958-69) trails behind Day with 4 Stanley Cups(1962, 1963,1964, 1967) won for the team.

Joe Primeau(1950-53) was the coach leading the team for their Stanley Cup-winning run in 1951. Pat Burns(1992-1996) is the only coach to win the Jack Adams(1993) with the franchise, here are all the Toronto Maple Leafs head coaches since 1998.

Coach NameTerm
Pat Quinn1998–2006
Paul Maurice2006–2008
Ron Wilson2008–2012
Randy Carlyle2012–2015
Peter Horachek (interim)2015
Mike Babcock2015–2019
Sheldon Keefe2019–present

Toronto Maple Leafs Assistant Coaches

Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coaches are Guy Boucher, Mike Van Ryn, Dean Chynoweth, and Manny Malhotra. Boucher and Van Ryn are the most recent additions to the staff.

The Maple Leafs added Boucher and Van Ryn as assistant coaches on July 20, 2023. This season is the first season with the Maple Leafs for both. 

Malhotra has been in his role as the assistant coach for the Leafs since September 17, 2020. He served as the assistant coach of the Vancouver Canucks prior to that. 

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Chynoweth worked as the assistant coach for the Carolina Hurricanes before he was hired by the Maple Leafs on July 12, 2021. He led the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL as their head coach before his hiring by the Canes on July 17, 2018. 

Guy Boucher - Assistant coach

Boucher served as the head coach of the Ottawa Senators prior to joining the Leafs bench. He was hired by the Senators on May 8, 2016, they fired him on March 1, 2019, after the team landed in 30th place in his second season.

Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Quebec, native got his NHL coaching start in 2010 as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He had served as the head coach of the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs for a season before he joined the Lightning. 

The 52-year-old won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award in 2009/10 for his work coaching the Bulldogs. His NHL regular season head coaching record totals 191-187-46 in a career of 426 games coached for the Lightning and the Senators. 

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Mike Van Ryn - Assistant coach

Van Ryn who was hired alongside Boucher, worked as the assistant coach of the St' Louis Blues. He was behind the Blues bench for their Stanley Cup Championship in 2019.

The London, Ontario native began his coaching career as the assistant coach of the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL. He left the team after a season for the Houston Aeros of the AHL as their assistant coach. 

The 44-year-old played his final season with the Toronto Maple Leafs before his retirement in 2010 due to injuries. He spent two years with the Coyotes organization before joining the Blues in 2018, he coached the Coyote's AHL affiliates Tucson Roadrunners as their head coach for a season in 2017/18. 

Other Maple Leafs Coaching Staff

Other Maple Leafs Coaching Staff include Curtis Sanford, Jordan Bean, Sam Kim, and Duanté Abercrombie. Sanford and Abercrombie were both hired in 2022.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltending Coach, Sanford worked as the goalie development coach for Vancouver for 5 years before his move to the Leafs. He has played as a goalie in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues, Canucks, and the Colombus Blue Jackets

The Owen Sound, Ontario native has played professionally in the AHL, ECHL, UHL, and KHL as well. He began his coaching career in 2016 with the Grey Bruce Highlanders Hockey Organization, a AAA minor Hockey Association. 

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Abercrombie joined the Leafs' bench as their Coaching Development Associate in the same year as Sanford. Prior to that, he was the Hockey coach for Georgetown Preparatory School briefly in 2022 and the assistant coach of Stevenson University for 3 years since 2019.

The Fort Dupont Cannons Alum served as the Head coach of the Washington Little Caps from 2018- 2022. He graduated from Hampton University with a degree in Business Administration and Management. 

Jordan Bean serves as the Video Coordinator and Statistical Analyst for the Maple Leafs. He has been in his role since 2016 and before that, he worked in the same capacity for the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL. 

Sam Kim is the Video and Coaching Coordinator for the Toronto Maple Leafs, a position he has held with the organization since 2020. Before he joined the Leafs Kim worked as the Video Coordinator of the AHL's Bakersfield Condors for 2 years. 

Maple Leaf Roster 2023-24 

Maple Leaf Roster 2023-24 includes Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Mitchell Warner, John Tavares, Tyler Bertuzzi, T.J. Brodie, Illya Samsonov, and more.

The team began the 2023/24 season with a 6-5 victory against the Canadiens followed by a 7-4 win against the Minnesota Wild. They are currently at a 4-game win streak which includes their most recent 4-3 victory over the Wild. 

Nylander leads the Maple Leafs with 27 points(12 G & 15 A) as of yet, Matthews is the top scorer of the franchise with 14 goals scored so far in the 2023/24 campaign. Auston is also currently tied with the Jets forward for the most goals in the league. 

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Their roster for the 2023/24 season consists of 14 forwards, 10 defensemen, and 2 goalies, the full list of which is given below. 

Forwards

  • Tyler Bertuzzi LW
  •  Max Domi C
  • Noah Gregor C
  • Calle Jarnkrok C
  • David Kampf C
  • Matthew Knies LW
  • Mitchell Marner RW
  • Auston Matthews C
  • Bobby McMann C
  • William Nylander RW
  • Ryan Reaves RW
  •  Nicholas Robertson LW
  • Alex Steeves C
  • John Tavares C

Defensemen 

  •  Simon Benoit
  • T.J. Brodie
  • Mark Giordano
  • John Klingberg
  • William Lagesson
  • Timothy Liljegren
  • Jake McCabe
  • Jake Muzzin
  • Morgan Rielly
  • Conor Timmins

Goalies

  • Ilya Samsonov
  • Joseph Woll

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