Maple Leafs name Treliving GM
The Toronto Maple Leafs tabbed Brad Treliving, formerly of the Calgary Flames, as their new general manager, the club announced Wednesday.
Treliving and the Flames agreed to part ways in mid-April. Calgary missed the playoffs one season after winning the Pacific Division title.
The Maple Leafs fired GM Kyle Dubas earlier in May. The 37-year-old became visibly emotional during his end-of-season availability, and team president Brendan Shanahan admitted he changed his plans after watching Dubas speak, prompting the club to sever ties.
Treliving spent nine seasons as Flames GM, rarely shying away from significant trades and signings. Calgary enjoyed moderate success during his tenure but never advanced past the second round and only made the playoffs in five of those nine years.
The Maple Leafs have made the playoffs in seven straight seasons, and they won their first series since 2004 this spring. However, the Florida Panthers needed only five games to vanquish Toronto in Round 2.
Treliving was an assistant GM with the Arizona Coyotes before becoming Flames general manager.
Calgary reportedly denied the Pittsburgh Penguins permission to speak to Treliving about their vacancy at GM, but the Flames later allowed him to talk to the Pens and Leafs on the condition that he didn't discuss the upcoming draft.
Treliving is the 18th GM in Maple Leafs history.
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