Leafs president Brendan Shanahan signs 6-year extension
TORONTO (AP) — Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan has signed a six-year contract extension through 2024-25.
Since the Toronto native took on the role with the team in April 2014 — the beginning of the so-called “Shana-Plan” — the Leafs bottomed out in the standings before a resurgence that has seen the franchise make the playoffs in each of the past three seasons.
Under Shanahan’s watch, Toronto hired Kyle Dubas as an assistant general manager in 2014 before adding head coach Mike Babcock and GM Lou Lamoriello in 2015.
Toronto drafted Mitch Marner in 2015, won the draft lottery in 2016 for the right to select Auston Matthews, and convinced John Tavares to sign with the Leafs in free agency last summer.