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Maple Leafs part ways with assistant coach Boucher

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Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Guy Boucher won't be returning to his post next season, the team announced Saturday.

Boucher was in charge of Toronto's power play in 2023-24 after being hired by the team last July.

The Maple Leafs owned the league's seventh-best unit in the regular season with a 24% conversion rate but struggled mightily in the playoffs, scoring just once on 21 opportunities during their first-round loss to the Boston Bruins.

Before Boucher, Spencer Carbery ran Toronto's power play for two seasons. Under his direction, the Leafs owned the league's top unit in 2021-22 and the second-best outfit in 2022-23.

Boucher was previously the bench boss of the Ottawa Senators from 2016-19, helping the team make the Eastern Conference Final in 2017.

Toronto fired head coach Sheldon Keefe in May, replacing him with Craig Berube. The 2019 Stanley Cup champion brought in Lane Lambert as an associate coach earlier in June.

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