It looks like the Leafs will again go to their connection with the London Knights to make another addition to their management team. The team needs to start hiring to replace the staff they cleared out last month, and they already have one name in mind: Lindsay Hofford.
Leafs do have hires coming. Talk is that former Knights coach Lindsay Hofford is one, in some role. Had been pursued by OHL clubs to be GM.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) May 14, 2015
We don’t know a lot about Hofford (or at least I don’t), but right now he’s the Director of Scouting for the Knights, and as Mirtle noted, had served as their head coach in the early 2000s. He’s also been running a hockey development company in the GTA since 1992.
As for his role in Toronto, he’ll likely step in with the player development team or in a scouting capacity. Director of Player Development Jim Hughes was one of the guys let go in Leafs clean-out day, so maybe that’s a fit for Hofford. The team also let go Steve Kasper from his position as Director of Pro Scouting.