Leafs appoint Gordon, Cronin as new assistant coaches

Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke announced Monday that Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin have been appointed assistant coaches of the team.

Gordon, 48, (Easton, MA) is a former head coach of the New York Islanders (2008 to 2010) and the U.S. National Team in 2010 and 2011. He was an assistant coach on Ron Wilson’s silver-medal winning U.S. Olympic Team in 2010.

Cronin, 48, (Boston, MA) completed his sixth season as head coach of Northeastern University. He served as the head coach of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Bridgeport Tigers from 2003 to 2005, following a five-year stint as assistant coach with the New York Islanders from 1998 to 2003.

Keith Acton and Tim Hunter will not return to the team’s coaching staff.

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  1. mcleaf

    I’ve often wondered what Keith Acton had on the Leafs brass…Pictures? Video of sex with sheep? What? He’s been here through a few regimes. Our special teams have never been great with him. Why until now has he been untouchable? Was he a spy for MLSE? Glad to see him gone!

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