Sportsnet’ s Nick Kypreos confirmed an earlier tweet from Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Bob McCown that Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment has privately discussed bringing in Wayne Gretzky to the Maple Leafs front office.
Currently, Maple Leafs COO Tom Anselmi is listed as the team’s president. It remains unclear if MLSE would prefer someone with more of a hockey background.
Gretzky has not worked in the NHL since he left the Phoenix Coyotes in 2009. He spent nine years with the club as the alternate governor, managing partner, head of hockey operations, and head coach (2005-09).
The Leafs promoted Dave Nonis to general manager after the Leafs fired Burke Jan. 9, who was the team president during his tenure with the organization.