Leafs Sign GM Dave Nonis To A Five-Year Extension


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According to TSN 1050, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Senior Vice President and General Manager Dave Nonis to a five-year contract extension.

“Ownership and management felt it was critical to extend David now for a lengthy period of time and to reward him for the progression of the Leafs and Marlies,” said Tim Leiweke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. “This extension will allow David the time to build his kind of team to produce steady results, year after year. Everyone is excited about his ability and grasp of the NHL landscape and today’s new contract agreement will offer the Leafs consistency and a long-term vision.”

Nonis has made some big moves this offseason in trading for goaltender Jonathan Bernier, signing David Clarkson to a 7-year deal, re-signing Tyler Bozak and buying out Mikhail Grabovski.

But what’s the sudden rush to get Nonis under an extension now? Shouldn’t you at least wait and see how things go with the moves he has made this summer, and then extend his contract?

“I’m very grateful to Tim Leiweke and our ownership group for this contract extension,” said Dave Nonis. “Together with our hockey operations staff, we’ll continue to patiently put the building blocks in place which will lead us to future success.”

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