Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan announced today that Brad Treliving has been named the hockey club’s General Manager. Treliving becomes the 18th General Manager in Maple Leafs history.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Brad into the Maple Leafs organization,” said Brendan Shanahan. “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.”
“I am very excited and honoured to join the Toronto Maple Leafs as General Manager,” said Brad Treliving. “I would like to thank Brendan, MLSE 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.”
Treliving joins the Maple Leafs after spending the previous nine seasons as General Manager of the Calgary Flames. During his tenure in Calgary, the Flames had a regular season record of 362-265-73. Treliving also served as co-General Manager of Canada’s 2016 IIHF World Championship team, which captured a gold medal in Russia.
Prior to his time with the Flames, Treliving held the role of Vice President of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager with the Phoenix Coyotes for seven seasons, where he also served as the General Manager of the Coyotes’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliates, the Portland Pirates and San Antonio Rampage.
In 1996, Treliving co-founded the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) and served as the league’s Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for five years. In May of 2001, he helped facilitate the merger of the WPHL and the Central Hockey League (CHL) and was subsequently named President of the CHL, a position he would hold for seven years before joining the Coyotes organization.
During his playing career, the Penticton, British Columbia native suited up professionally for five seasons in the AHL, the ECHL and the IHL after playing in both the BCJHL and WHL as a junior.
Treliving, 53, and his wife, Julie, have two daughters, Ryann and Reese.
by Staff Writer @MapleLeafs / MapleLeafs.com and Youtube: TSN