The Toronto Maple Leafs named Brad Treliving their new general manager on Wednesday.
Treliving, 53, replaced Kyle Dubas at the post. The Maple Leafs informed Dubas on May 18 that his five-year contract would not be renewed. It expires on June 30.
“I am very excited and honored to join the Toronto Maple Leafs as general manager,” Treliving said. “I would like to thank Brendan (Shanahan, Maple Leafs president), MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment) and its Board for their support throughout this process. I’m thrilled to join an Original Six team and recognize how much the Maple Leafs mean to this community. This is a very exciting day for my family and I.”
The Calgary Flames parted ways with Treliving in April after nine seasons as their general manager. Calgary reached the postseason on five occasions during that time, however it advanced past the first round on just two occasions.
Treliving also previously served as an assistant general manager with the Arizona Coyotes.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Brad into the Maple Leafs organization,” Shanahan said. “Brad brings a wealth of knowledge from his years of experience as a general manager and hockey executive in Calgary, Arizona and beyond. He has earned tremendous respect amongst his peers throughout his years in the NHL and has built excellent relationships at all levels within the game. We are confident that Brad’s leadership and strategic vision will elevate the Maple Leafs in our continued pursuit of a championship.”
Dubas spent the past five seasons as general manager of the Maple Leafs. Toronto opted to move on from Dubas after the team was eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Florida Panthers in five games.
Dubas, 37, joined the franchise in 2014 as assistant general manager, and he concurrently served as GM of the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. He was promoted to Maple Leafs GM in 2018.
Toronto finished more than 10 games above .500 in each of his campaigns.
The Maple Leafs logged 111 points this season, fourth best in the Eastern Conference. Toronto finally won a playoff series for the first time since 2003-04 by eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning before the loss to the Panthers.
–Field Level Media