Maple Leafs have officially decided Sheldon Keefe's future

Is this the right call?



Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe has one year remaining on his current contract, and he's now become the first Leafs bench boss since Pat Quinn in 2004 to lead them to a postseason series victory. But just how much rope does he have left from team president Brendan Shanahan as well as new Leafs general manager Brad Treliving? 

We now have our answer. Earlier this afternoon, the Leafs announced that they've re-signed Keefe to a multi-year contract extension.

"Since I've joined the Maple Leafs, I've been very impressed with Sheldon," said general manager Brad Treliving. "He has shown great leadership skills with his staff and our players, and has a clear vision for this team and where it needs to get to. Sheldon has established himself as one of the top coaches in the league and I look forward to working alongside him as we head into the upcoming season."

"Coaching this team has been a great privilege, and I'm truly excited at the opportunity to continue building towards our ultimate goal," said Keefe. "I'm thankful for the support from MLSE and its ownership along with Brendan Shanahan and Brad Treliving, who I've really enjoyed getting to know and work with this off-season. We have so many great players and people within our organization that I'm grateful to work with, and together our commitment to team success remains steadfast."

Since replacing Mike Babcock in November of 2019, Keefe has amassed a total record of 166-71-30. His record in the postseason is 13-17. 

This is a major sign of faith for Treliving to keep Keefe behind the bench not only for this season, but multiple years beyond this one. Are they making the right call? 

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