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Title: More Front Office Moves
Post by: Michael on June 01, 2015, 12:09:48 PM
I guess after firing so many people they have to do some hiring this off-season.

The Leafs have hired Dr. Jeremy Bettle as their Director of Sports Science and Performance.

Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: Michael on June 01, 2015, 12:10:44 PM
I think he must be this guy.

Brooklyn Nets (http://www.nba.com/nets/dr-jeremy-bettle-bio)
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: Potvin29 on June 01, 2015, 12:25:38 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has hired Dr. Jeremy Bettle as its new Director of Sports Science & Performance. In his role, Bettle will oversee all areas of the Maple Leafs, Marlies and prospects as it relates to strength and conditioning, nutrition, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and all factors pertaining to athlete performance optimization.

“We are thrilled to add Dr. Bettle to our program today and name him Director of Sports Science & Performance for all of our hockey entities,” said Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs Assistant General Manager. “We would like to thank Billy King and the Brooklyn Nets for affording us the opportunity to approach and hire Jeremy away from them. We would also like to thank the Toronto Raptors and their Director of Sports Science Alex McKechnie for allowing us to glean valuable insight from their world-class Sports Science & Performance department.

“In hiring Dr. Bettle, our sole objective is to be able to have our players know that as a program, we are doing everything we can in all aspects to optimize their performance and maximize their potential as a hockey player, regardless of what stage of their career they’re at.”

Bettle has spent the previous four seasons as the strength and conditioning coach and director of nutrition for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. Prior to joining the Nets organization, he was a strength and conditioning coach for Team USA Men’s Basketball at the 2012 London Olympic Games. From 2009-2011, he served as the assistant director of sports performance at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he managed a team of sports performance coaches as well as over 450 Division I collegiate athletes from 11 different sports.

http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=769460
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: Frank E on June 01, 2015, 12:36:34 PM
He certainly seems to have some nice credentials.
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: Nik Bethune on June 01, 2015, 12:53:29 PM

For a second I confused UC Santa Barbara with UC Santa Cruz which has the best mascot in all of college sports. Oh well, seems like an interesting hire all the same.

Go Banana Slugs!
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: herman on June 01, 2015, 01:00:37 PM
Well, that's another way of getting around the executive compensation rules: hire outside of your sport.

I hope the Leafs turn into a team of supple leopards, just like Drew Hutchison.
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: Highlander on June 02, 2015, 11:17:50 AM
another great move by Shanahan. Get rid of all the old rot and bring in more competent new people.  We have to get rid of the stench of this past Leaf season.
This guy looks very good at what he does
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: herman on June 05, 2015, 09:07:29 AM
Steve Staios is the new President of the Hamilton Bulldogs (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/steve-staios-to-be-announced-new-hamilton-bulldogs-president-1.3101699).

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In the Leafs organization, he was brought in to teach some of the younger players on the blue line, specifically Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly, following great results working with first round pick Stuart Percy as a player development advisor.

Good for him. Sad to see him go, as he was a good influence on the developing blueliners.

Scott Pellerin takes his place as Director of Player Development (http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=769957).
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: LuncheonMeat on June 05, 2015, 12:50:14 PM
Steve Staios is the new President of the Hamilton Bulldogs (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/steve-staios-to-be-announced-new-hamilton-bulldogs-president-1.3101699).

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In the Leafs organization, he was brought in to teach some of the younger players on the blue line, specifically Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly, following great results working with first round pick Stuart Percy as a player development advisor.

Good for him. Sad to see him go, as he was a good influence on the developing blueliners.

Scott Pellerin takes his place as Director of Player Development (http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=769957).

On the flip side, I look forward to the Leafs' 3rd round selection in the OHL entry draft.
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: L K on June 08, 2015, 02:01:48 PM
Kelly McCrimmon.   He has a deadline of June 11 to make a decision on a front office position with the Leafs.  You would have to figure that if they bring him in that it would complete the front office organization.
Title: Re: More Front Office Moves
Post by: herman on June 17, 2015, 01:15:46 PM
A bit of afterthought to the assistant coach hirings, Matthew Herring joins the team as the new Strength and Conditioning coach. Alongside Director of Sports Science and Player Performance Jeremy Bettle, Herring is an 'outside' hire, now adapting his expertise in maximizing the human potential to hockey, rather than basketball.