Maple Leafs Fire Sheldon Keefe

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Sheldon Keefe after five seasons with the team. Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving announced today.

“Today’s decision was difficult. Sheldon is an excellent coach and a great man; however, we determined a new voice is needed to help the team push through to reach our ultimate goal. We thank Sheldon for his hard work and dedication to the organization over the last nine years, and wish him and his family all the very best.” Treliving said.

Keefe was with the Maple Leafs organization for nine years. He was hired as the head coach for Toronto in November 2019, taking over for Mike Babcock. In his time with the Leafs, he went 212-97-40 in 349 regular-season games. The team recorded three consecutive 100-point seasons under Sheldon Keefe.

Keefe spent five years as head coach of the Toronto Marlies and won the franchise’s first Calder Cup in 2018.

Last August, Keefe signed a two-year extension that hasn’t kicked in yet.

The Maple Leafs will begin to search for a new head coach immediately.

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