Brendan Shanahan, President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today that the club has relieved General Manager David Nonis and Interim Head Coach Peter Horachek of their duties. The Club announced that coaches Steve Spott, Chris Dennis and Rick St. Croix (goaltending) have also been relieved of their duties while Steve Staios will resume his duties as Manager of Player Development. As the club seeks a new general manager, Leafs' Assistant General Manager Kyle Dubas and Director of Player Personnel Mark Hunter will share the responsibilities on an interim basis.
Named Senior Vice President and General Manager on January 9, 2013, Nonis held a record of 94-97-21 in 212 games in his position with the Maple Leafs, and holds an all-time record as a general manager of 224-188-46 in 458 games between the Vancouver Canucks and Toronto. He originally joined the Maple Leafs’ organization as Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations on December 6, 2008.
Hired by the Maple Leafs as an assistant coach on July 11, 2014, Horachek was named interim head coach on January on 7. In his time behind the bench, Horachek compiled a record of 9-28-5 in 42 games. He holds a career NHL coaching record of 35-64-9 in 108 games between the Florida Panthers and Toronto.