After spending time as general manager for over two years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dave Nonis will be moving to the Anaheim Ducks as a member of the front office as a special assignment scout and consultant to current Ducks’ GM Bob Murray.
The Ducks made the announcement over the weekend. Nonis was fired by the Maple Leafs last April after the team missed the postseason with a 30-44-8 record in the regular season. The Maple Leafs also hired a new head coach in veteran Mike Babcock in the 2015 offseason.
The 49-year-old Nonis, who was a former NHL defenseman who played in the league from 1982 to 1988, also served as the general manager for the Vancouver Canucks from 2004 to 2008, and as a senior advisor for hockey operations for the Ducks in 2008. Nonis moved to Toronto as senior vice president ad director of hockey operations before becoming the Maple Leafs’ GM in 2013.
The Ducks finished the 2014-2015 NHL regular season with a record of 51-24-7 to make the postseason. They lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, the eventual Stanley Cup champions, in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in seven games of their series.