AHL’s Toronto Marlies name Greg Moore as new head coach

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Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas. (Christopher Katsarov/CP)

The AHL’s Toronto Marlies announced on Sunday that Greg Moore will take over as head coach, concluding a 10-day search to replace Sheldon Keefe, who was promoted to head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“Greg’s record in development and winning with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and the USHL’s Chicago Steel to begin his coaching career made us take great notice of him as a candidate,” Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas said in a release. “More importantly, it became clear in speaking with his employers at USA Hockey and the Chicago Steel that Greg was the best fit for our program in terms of development philosophy.”

Moore, 35, has spent the past season-plus as head coach of the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League, collecting a 52-25-5 record in 82 games. Before that, he was an assistant for three seasons with the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) Juniors and has won gold medals as an assistant with USA Hockey at the U-17 and U-18 levels.

In his playing career, Moore won a gold medal with USA Hockey at the U-18 and U-20 levels, before embarking on a pro career that spanned 10 seasons and including 10 NHL games.

After Keefe was promoted to the Maple Leafs on Nov. 20, Marlies assistant coaches A.J. MacLean and Rob Davison took over on an interim basis. The Marlies are 15-3-2-1 (33 points), which is the second best record in the AHL.

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