Lou Lamoriello named Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Lou Lamoriello has been named the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lamoriello served 28 years as the GM of the New Jersey Devils and stepped down from his post as Devils president Thursday morning. Lamoriello is the 16th GM in Maple Leafs history.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have named Lou Lamoriello as their new GM.

Lamoriello, 72, stepped down as GM of the New Jersey Devils on May 4 when the club hired Ray Shero to take the reins as his successor, and shocking news came early Thursday when the Devils announced Lamoriello would be stepping down from his post as New Jersey’s president.

Shortly after the announcement from the Devils came, the Maple Leafs shocked the hockey world and announced Lamoriello had been named the club’s new GM and the 16th in team history.

As the president and GM of the Devils, Lamoriello built a club that made the post-season on 21 occasions, won nine division titles and three Stanley Cups, coming in 1995, 2000 and 2003. The club appeared in five Stanley Cup finals under Lamoriello, with the last coming in 2011-12.

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Lamoriello was the longest serving GM in NHL history. His 28-year run with New Jersey began in 1987 and came to a close this off-season.

Over his career, Lamoriello’s Devils teams amassed a record of 1093-759-179-109, and have played in more than 250 post-season games. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 2009 and was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.