Doug Gilmour is coming back.
The Toronto Maple Leafs legend announced this morning that he will rejoin the organization in an official capacity, leaving his role as President of Hockey Operations of the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs.
“I’m taking on a new role as a community representative with the Leafs — alongside some of my good friends Darryl Sittler, Wendel Clark, Curtis Joseph, and Darcy Tucker,” Gilmour announced in an open letter in The Athletic.
The 56-year-old Kingston native appeared in 1474 NHL games during his Hall of Fame playing career, which included six seasons with the Leafs. After retirement, he joined Toronto’s front office as a senior advisor for two seasons, but left during the 2008-09 season to become the Frontenacs’ head coach. Gilmour moved into Kingston’s GM position in 2011 and became President of Hockey Operations in 2017.