Leafs name Brendan Shanahan president, alternate governor

Brendan Shanahan, seen here shaking hands with Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson during Hall of...

Brendan Shanahan, seen here shaking hands with Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson during Hall of Fame weekend last November, was hired as the new president and alternate governor of the Toronto franchise on Friday, April 11, 2014. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency/Files)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:44 AM ET

TORONTO - The Maple Leafs have made official the hiring of Brendan Shanahan as team president and alternate governor, with a news conference scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. at the Air Canada Centre.

MLSE president Tim Leiweke and general manager David Nonis will be present at the news conference. Nonis’ participation is a clear indication he will be staying with the organization. The text of the Leafs’ news release on Friday morning:

"Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment announced Friday that Hockey Hall of Fame member Brendan Shanahan has been appointed to the position of President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 45-year old native of Mimico, Ontario will begin his new role immediately and will be made available to media on Monday morning. The team will reserve comment until that time.

"Shanahan joins the Maple Leafs to oversee all team operations for the 97-year old franchise after a 27-year NHL career as both a player and league executive.


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