Thursday, January 10, 2013

MLSE Announces Management Change

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday that David Nonis has been named to the role of Senior Vice-President and General Manager, effective immediately. Nonis becomes the 14th General Manager in franchise history, having previously served as Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations since joining the club December 6, 2008. Brian Burke has been relieved of his duties as President and General Manager, but will stay on in a Senior Advisory role to MLSE President and C.O.O. Tom Anselmi and the MLSE Board of Directors.

“I’ve worked closely with our Board to evaluate the long-term direction of the Leafs, and as a result of this assessment we have decided to make these leadership changes,” said Anselmi.

“We are grateful to have such a deep and talented hockey operations department to allow us to make such significant changes seamlessly. We believe in Dave and the team and their abilities to lead the Maple Leafs out of this lockout and into the upcoming season.

“Brian will not have direct authority over hockey operations, however this new role will allow our Board and I to continue to benefit from his hockey expertise. We want to thank Brian for accepting his new role and staying on with our organization.”

Burke became the 13th general manager in Leafs franchise history on November 29, 2008.
In his role as senior vice-president of hockey operations, Nonis served as the general manager of the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Maple Leafs. Nonis also recently served as the general manager of Canada’s National Men’s Team for the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.

Prior to joining the Maple Leafs, the British Columbia native was the senior advisor of hockey operations with the Anaheim Ducks. Nonis began his hockey management career in 1990 with the Vancouver Canucks following a standout hockey career at the University of Maine that saw him captain the team to back-to-back NCAA championship tournaments. While with the Canucks he served in a number of roles before joining the National Hockey League as the League’s manager of hockey operations in 1994. He returned to the Canucks in 1998 as the senior vice president, director of hockey operations where directed all areas of the team’s hockey operations department. On May 6, 2004 he was named the ninth and the youngest general manager of the club.

While general manager of the Canucks, Nonis’ teams compiled a record of 130 wins, 91 losses, and 25 ties.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Marlies Shutout Bulldogs in Night of Firsts


The Toronto Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs – AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens – by a score of 5-0 tonight from Ricoh Coliseum.

Greg McKegg opened the scoring for Toronto with his first goal of the season, 51 seconds into the opening period. Five minutes later, Kenny Ryan capitalized on a feed from Keith Aucoin to make it 2-0 for the Marlies. Ryan notched his second goal of the game and second of the season just past the midway point of the first period to give Toronto a three goal lead heading into the middle frame. Nicolas Deschamps and Mike Kostka scored less than two minutes apart early in the second period to secure the win for Toronto.

The Marlies will play their third game in as many days against the Grand Rapids Griffins – AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings – tomorrow afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. Tickets for the game are still available and can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or by visiting

Toronto Goal Scorers:
Greg McKegg, Kenny Ryan (2), Nicolas Deschamps, Mike Kostka
Hamilton Goal Scorer(s):

Game Notes
  • Jussi Rynnas stopped 31 shots to pick up the shutout for Toronto
  • Leo Komarov recorded his first career AHL point
  • Toronto went 1-for-7 on the powerplay and 7-for-7 on the penalty kill
  • Keith Aucoin recorded his first three points as a member of the Marlies
  • Attendance: 7,618

Daily AHL Scores

Daily Schedule and Scores

Final 123TPPS
ADK:B. Manning (09:22 2nd), S. Harper (09:49 2nd), Z. Rinaldo (12:06 3rd), B. Schenn (12:57 3rd)
STJ:J. Albert (12:54 1st), I. Telegin (08:06 2nd), Z. Redmond (16:02 3rd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Mile One Centre
Adirondack PhantomsAdirondack Web Cast02241/432
St. John's IceCapsSt. John's Radio BroadcastTV BroadcastWeb Cast11131/434
Final 123TPPS
RCH:R. Schofield (14:38 1st), E. Rankin (05:30 2nd), L. Adam (12:34 2nd), M. Foligno (13:09 2nd), T. Brennan (17:42 2nd), T. Brennan (10:39 3rd), M. Foligno (11:07 3rd), M. Mancari (12:37 3rd)
HER:J. Taffe (07:57 1st), G. Mitchell (17:24 1st), T. Kundratek (19:06 1st), J. DiSalvatore (01:56 2nd), R. Stoa (08:45 2nd), M. Sjogren (01:19 3rd), R. Stoa (18:17 3rd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Giant Center
Rochester AmericansRochester Web Cast14384/630
Hershey BearsHershey Radio BroadcastWeb Cast32273/639
Final 123TPPS
POR:A. Bolduc (00:44 1st), C. Conner (16:25 1st), C. Conner (16:10 2nd), B. Shinnimin (13:25 3rd)
MCH:T. Pearson (13:08 2nd), T. Pearson (15:37 2nd), S. Voynov (18:44 2nd), T. Toffoli (02:08 3rd), L. Vey (09:02 3rd), A. Loktionov (19:41 3rd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Verizon Wireless Arena
Portland PiratesPortland Web Cast21141/528
Manchester MonarchsManchester Radio BroadcastWeb Cast03362/636
Final 123TPPS
PRO:C. Cunningham (05:24 1st), G. Exelby (06:31 2nd), M. Sauve (15:08 3rd)
SPR:N. Drazenovic (02:26 1st)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary MassMutual Center
Providence BruinsProvidence Web Cast11131/330
Springfield FalconsSpringfield Web Cast10011/434
Final *123TPPS
TOR:G. McKegg (00:51 1st), K. Ryan (06:51 1st), K. Ryan (10:24 1st), N. Deschamps (04:24 2nd), M. Kostka (06:07 2nd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Ricoh Coliseum
Hamilton BulldogsHamilton TV BroadcastWeb Cast00000/731
Toronto MarliesToronto TV BroadcastWeb Cast32051/724
Final 123TPPS
ALB:A. Henrique (08:53 1st), H. Pesonen (14:20 1st), J. Josefson (15:39 2nd), J. Josefson (04:13 3rd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary DCU Center
Albany DevilsAlbany Web Cast21141/627
Worcester SharksWorcester Radio BroadcastWeb Cast00000/930
Final OT 123OTTPPS
SYR:C. Conacher (10:29 2nd), M. Barberio (12:36 2nd), B. Connolly (06:57 3rd), O. Palat (11:39 3rd), J. Wyman (16:18 3rd), R. Panik (03:44 OT)
BNG:M. Hoffman (07:25 1st), P. Cannone (09:18 1st), T. Eckford (01:35 2nd), D. Grant (02:51 2nd), M. Borowiecki (06:35 2nd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Syracuse CrunchSyracuse Web Cast023161/742
Binghamton SenatorsBinghamton Web Cast230052/1127
Final 123TPPS
BRI:J. Sundstrom (12:00 1st), N. Niederreiter (18:14 1st), J. Persson (16:32 2nd)
WBS:R. Holzapfel (07:48 2nd), E. Tangradi (16:00 3rd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Bridgeport Sound TigersBridgeport Web Cast21030/522
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsW-B/Scranton Web Cast01120/636
Final 123TPPS
CT:K. Jean (16:00 1st), C. Thomas (05:31 2nd), C. Kolarik (00:35 3rd)
NOR:T. Bodie (04:33 1st), S. Vatanen (08:03 1st), R. Lasch (00:29 2nd), C. Wagner (18:08 2nd), P. Maroon (13:42 3rd), K. Palmieri (19:15 3rd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Norfolk Scope
Connecticut WhaleConnecticut Web Cast11131/735
Norfolk AdmiralsNorfolk Web Cast22263/831
Final 123TPPS
LE:T. Barrie (17:22 1st), A. Agozzino (01:56 2nd), T. Pock (07:00 3rd), K. Stollery (11:53 3rd), M. Olver (19:48 3rd)
OKC:C. Hamilton (07:27 1st), J. Schultz (04:17 2nd), M. Paajarvi (10:03 2nd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Cox Convention Center
Lake Erie MonstersLake Erie Web Cast11353/427
Oklahoma City BaronsOklahoma City Radio BroadcastWeb Cast12030/230
Final 123TPPS
SA:J. Gomes (10:45 1st)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary AT&T Center
Milwaukee AdmiralsMilwaukee Web Cast00000/425
San Antonio RampageSan Antonio Web Cast10010/519
Final 123TPPS
HOU:N. Palmieri (02:43 1st), M. Granlund (06:36 1st), N. Palmieri (02:57 2nd), M. Granlund (03:44 2nd), K. Foucault (13:17 2nd)
TEX:T. Vincour (05:35 1st), T. Morin (06:10 2nd), C. Eakin (18:59 3rd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Cedar Park Center
Houston AerosHouston Radio BroadcastWeb Cast23053/431
Texas StarsTexas Radio BroadcastWeb Cast11131/227
Final 123TPPS
CHA:D. Bowman (11:11 2nd), D. Bowman (03:18 3rd)
RFD:M. Kruger (14:20 1st)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary BMO Harris Bank Center
Charlotte CheckersCharlotte Radio BroadcastWeb Cast01121/642
Rockford IceHogsRockford Radio BroadcastTV BroadcastWeb Cast10010/636
Final 123TPPS
CHI:Z. Kassian (08:19 1st)
ABB:C. Bancks (05:10 2nd), D. Sylvester (08:44 3rd), S. Baertschi (12:44 3rd), R. Horak (14:27 3rd)
Text Game SheetGame SheetGame Summary Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre

Chicago WolvesChicago Web Cast10010/426
Abbotsford HeatAbbotsford TV BroadcastWeb Cast01341/341