Gilmour joins Marlies coaching staff


The Toronto Maple Leafs have appointed former captain Doug Gilmour to the coaching staff of the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League, the team announced Thursday.

Gilmour, who spent the last two seasons as a Professional Development Advisor to the Leafs, will join Joe Paterson and Jim Hughes as an assistant coach under Marlies head coach Greg Gilbert.

"We are thrilled to have Doug join the coaching staff of the Marlies," Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher said. "Doug has done so much for the Leafs organization and he brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience to Greg Gilbert’s staff."

The native of Kingston, Ontario served as Leafs captain for three years, setting the team’s single season records for points (127) and assists (95) in 1992-93. He also won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward that season.

Gilmour joined the club from the Calgary Flames in the largest trade in league history on Jan. 2, 1992. He played in 392 games for Toronto and earned 452 points (131 goals and 321 assists) from 1992 to 1997.

He announced his retirement September 8, 2003, six months after rejoining the Leafs at the NHL trade deadline.

Last month, the Leafs announced that Gilmour will be honoured by the organization on Jan. 31, 2009 when a banner with his No. 93 will be raised to the rafters prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.