BREAKING: Maple Leafs Make Huge Decision on Sheldon Keefe

With the departure of longtime GM Kyle Dubas after the season, many people questioned the future of Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe. After all, he was Dubas' guy, and was entering the final year of his contract. But all those questions have been answered today, as the team has signed Keefe to a multi-year extension.

Elliotte Friedman is reporting that it's a two-year extension for the soon-to-be 43-year-old bench boss. The extension kicks in for the 2024-25 season. 

Keefe has led the Leafs to a 166-71-30 regular season record in his four years at the helm, for a .678 winning percentage. That's tops all-time in the NHL for a coach with at least 250 games behind the bench. 

The playoffs, of course, have been another story, as the team failed to win a series under his reign until finally breaking through with a first-round victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning this past spring. 

New Leafs GM Brad Treliving had said from the outset after taking over the club that Keefe was his man. “As I went through the process and I said then that Sheldon would be coming back, I was really impressed then and I continue to be impressed each day," said Treliving last week. “I can say I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him and I think he’s a terrific man and a terrific coach."

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