The Toronto Maple Leafs have handed team president Brendan Shanahan a six-year extension, the club announced Tuesday.
This means Shanahan will remain with the club through the 2024-25 season.
“On behalf of the MLSE Board of Directors, and certainly our company and fans as well, we are very pleased to see Brendan continue in his role as President of the Toronto Maple Leafs,” Larry Tanenbaum, Chairman of the Board for MLSE, said in the team’s press release. “Brendan’s positive impact on this team has not only been felt on the ice, where the team is on an impressive path, but throughout the league, with the Leafs alumni, and in the community. We look forward to continued success for the Maple Leafs under Brendan’s leadership over the next six years.”
Shanahan, a native of Mimico, Ont., joined the Maple Leafs in April 2014 and saw the club through a rebuild — the “Shanaplan” — and into a new era of playoff contention. Under Shanahan, the team has made it to the post-season in three consecutive years and has reached the 100-point mark in the past two seasons.
“When MLSE approached me several months ago to discuss an extension, I told them this would be quite simple as I’ve had no desire to leave what we’ve started here with the Maple Leafs,” Shanahan said, per the team’s release. “I’m thankful to the Board of Directors, our coaches, trainers, management and office staff, and especially our players for the professionalism and dedication they display every day.
“I’d also like to thank our incredibly loyal fanbase. The trust and passion they’ve shown is truly inspiring and drives us to never quit until we reach our ultimate goal.”