Former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe and NHL team logos
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Sheldon Keefe may have already found his next NHL team

Published May 9, 2024 at 2:16 PM

The former Toronto Maple Leafs' head coach Sheldon Keefe may have already found his next NHL team.

After the Leafs organization announced that they were parting ways with Sheldon Keefe, it looks like he'll enjoy some well deserved vacations.

Both Brad Treliving and Sheldon Keefe released official statements:

"Leafs GM Treliving: «Today's decision was difficult. Sheldon is an excellent coach and a great man; however, we determined a new voice is needed to help the team push through to reach our ultimate goal. We thank Sheldon for his hard work and dedication to the organization over the last nine years, and wish him and his family all the very best.»"

"Thank you, Leafs Nation 💙✌️"

Keefe's heartfelt statement and great season will definitely help him land another job in the NHL.

Even if his two-year contract kicks in this summer, and will get paid by the Leafs until the end of the 2024-25 season, he could get a call to coach another team as soon as next season.

According to the renowned insider Pierre LeBrun, the New Jersey Devils could be interested in hiring him:

"I do believe the New Jersey Devils will have interest in interviewing Sheldon Keefe as part of their coaching search."

Multiple rumors suggest that both the Devils and the Leafs could be interested in hiring Craig Berube, but with Sheldon Keefe available, the Devils could change course.

The coaching market will be interesting to follow this summer. Make sure to stay tuned for any development about future hirings.
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