Leafs' Coach Announces He's Leaving To Go Back To OHL.

Published May 8, 2020 at 7:36 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs will lose a key part of their coaching staff whenever the season is over.Once the 2019-20 season is complete, one of the Leafs' key assistant coaches will be heading to the OHL. Paul McFarland announced that he's going to be taking over as head coach of the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs. The young coach joined the Leafs' last summer after two very successful campaigns leading the Florida Panthers power play as an assistant coach. "Ultimately, I made this decision for my own development as a head coach and I am honored and excited about the opportunity to help develop an exciting group of young players in Kingston," McFarland said. "I still remain 100% committed to the Maple Leafs organization, its staff, and the players for the remainder of the 2019-20 NHL season and Stanley Cup Playoffs."
With McFarland the Leafs had the league's sixth-ranked power play hitting at 23.1%. McFarland was hired while Mike Babcock was still head coach of the Leafs, with McFarland gone it'll give current head coach Sheldon Keefe the opportunity to put one of his guys in place.

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