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Maple Leafs celebrate former GM, NHL executive Gregory's life

Team played montage, had moment of silence before game against Kings

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Leafs pay tribute to Jim Gregory

LAK@TOR: Maple Leafs honor Jim Gregory

The Maple Leafs pay their respects to former Toronto player, general manager and Hall of Famer Jim Gregory

  • 02:23 •

The Toronto Maple Leafs said goodbye to Jim Gregory on Tuesday.

The Maple Leafs honored their former general manager and NHL executive who passed away on Oct. 30 before their game against the Los Angeles Kings in Toronto.

Gregory, who was 83 when he died, spent 66 years in hockey, serving as NHL senior vice president, hockey operations and supervision and director of NHL Central Scouting and chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee. He also enjoyed a nearly two-decade tenure as coach and GM in Toronto's organization and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 2007.

Toronto celebrated Gregory's tenure with the team with a two-minute, 23 second montage of career highlights, then the sellout crowd at Scotiabank Arena participated in a moment of silence in his honor.

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