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Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Coaching Staff; Sheldon Keefe: Head Coach: Dave Hakstol: Assistant Coach: Manny Malhotra: ... torontomapleleafs.com is the official Web site of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club. Please try again. Paul MacLean, the 2013 Jack Adams Award recipient with Ottawa and 2008 Cup champion as a Detroit assistant, joined the Leafs on Friday. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. Then Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean argues for a penalty during a game against the Winnipeg Jets on March 8, 2014. tap here to see other videos from our team. Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Malhotra has French Canadian and South Asian origins making him one of the few visible minority coaches in the NHL. Only MacLean, Jacques Martin, Alain Vigneault and Bob Hartley have won the Adams for Canadian teams the past 25 years. It was also announced Friday that the Arizona Coyotes have hired away amateur scout and player development employee Brian Daccord from the Leafs to be special assistant to new general manager Bill Armstrong. Maple Leafs add Malhotra to coaching staff The former NHL centre joins Sheldon Keefe’s staff after a three-year stint as an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks, Kristen Shilton writes. MacLean’s son, A.J., is an assistant with Toronto’s AHL Marlies where Keefe was prior to promotion by the Leafs. Toronto Maple Leafs Coaching Staff. He and Keefe know each other from the latter’s days running the Tier II Pembroke Lumber Kings, down the road from Ottawa where MacLean coached the Senators from 2011-15. He was on Team Canada at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid and as a mid-round pick of the St. Louis Blues out of the QMJHL, scored 36 goals as a rookie after a trade to Winnipeg. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Malhotra joins the Leafs after a three-year stint as an assistant coach in Vancouver, joining Dave Hakstol to supplement Keefe’s staff. It never hurts to have experience on an NHL coaching staff. A strong start in Ottawa made MacLean a finalist for the Jack Adams in 2012, won by Ken Hitchcock, followed by beating out Bruce Boudreau and Joel Quenneville for the award in ‘13. “Adding someone of Paul’s expertise and character to advise and assist our staff is something that we felt was very important as we seek to make tangible steps next season.”. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Page last … The Toronto Maple Leafs have added another familiar name to their coaching staff, hiring Paul MacLean as an assistant today. But before anyone ponders how the Leafs will fit head coach Sheldon Keefe, incumbent assistant Dave Hakstol, plus newcomers MacLean and Manny Malhotra behind one bench, the plan is apparently to have MacLean do the bulk of his work at practice, in meetings and around game day skates, to be a sounding board in all areas, and an eye in the sky on game nights. We encountered an issue signing you up. He was primarily hired to help the Jackets’ power play. Born in Grostenquin, France while his father served on a Royal Canadian Air Force base, MacLean was raised in Antigonish, N.S. The Maple Leafs and mapleleafs.com are trademarks of MLSE. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. Columbus ousted the Leafs in last month’s opening playoff round. In all, he appeared in 719 career games for the Blues, Jets and Detroit, recording 324 goals and 349 assists. The next issue of The Toronto Sun Headline News will soon be in your inbox. A welcome email is on its way. “Over nearly two decades as an NHL coach, Paul has filled every role on a staff,” Keefe said in a club statement. Read more about cookies here. The Official Site of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Assistant General Manager, Toronto Marlies, Director, Athlete Wellbeing & Performance, Manager, Hockey Operations / Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Video Coordinator and Statistical Analyst, Skill Development / Return to Play Consultant. Copyright © 1999-2020 MLSE and the National Hockey League. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. He transitioned to coaching with various minor leagues in the 1990s, until joining Babcock’s first NHL staff in Anaheim.