Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (the Toronto Maple Leafs’ parent company) confirmed the rumour president and chief executive officer Tim Leiweke will be leaving the organization. He’ll either leave by next July, or when his replacement has been found. MLSE says the search is underway. The Canadian Press has the story.
Leiweke arrived in Toronto from Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group with ample confidence, bordering on brash and arrogance according to some. That was evident when he promised a Stanley Cup for the city, as Andrew Berkshire of SB Nation reminds us. He may not have brought that Cup to T.O. while he was here, but the hire of Brendan Shanahan as team president has worked wonders.
The obvious question now is: Who replaces Leiweke? Rick Westhead spoke to former MLSE president and CEO Richard Peddie and other sources close to the company and came up with a list of prospects, including Canadian Olympic Committee chief executive Mark Overholt and Canadian Football League commissioner Mark Cohon.
After a precipitous fall down the NCAA scoring ranks, Minnesota-Duluth’s Tony Cameranesi made a similar fall down Pension Plan Puppets’ Top 25 Under 25 list. That’s a tough spot to be in for a small forward. Clrkaitken has the write-up.