The Toronto Maple Leafs and general manager David Nonis have agreed to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
Nonis, 47, became the 15th GM in franchise history on Jan. 9, 2013. The Maple Leafs went 26-17-5 last season and advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2004, securing the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with 57 points. Nonis joined the Maple Leafs in the role of senior vice president of hockey operations on Dec. 6, 2008.
"Ownership and management felt it was critical to extend David now for a lengthy period of time and to reward him for the progression of the Leafs and [Toronto] Marlies," said Tim Leiweke, president and chief executive officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. "This extension will allow David the time to build his kind of team to produce steady results, year after year. Everyone is excited about his ability and grasp of the NHL landscape, and today's new contract agreement will offer the Leafs consistency and a long-term vision."