The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that Greg Moore has been hired as head coach of the Toronto Marlies.
Moore, 35, has spent the last two seasons as head coach of the USHL’s Chicago Steel.
“Over the last 10 days, we have evaluated all options after Sheldon Keefe’s promotion to the Maple Leafs. After a detailed review, it was clear to us that Greg Moore was the best fit to become the Head Coach of the Marlies,” said Kyle Dubas, general manager of the Maple Leafs. “Greg’s record in development and winning with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and the USHL’s Chicago Steel to begin his coaching career made us take great notice of him as a candidate. More importantly, it became clear in speaking with his employers at USA Hockey and the Chicago Steel that Greg was the best fit for our program in terms of development philosophy.”
Moore was hired by the Steel on June 6, 2018, and has compiled a record of 52-25-5 in 82 games behind the Chicago bench. In 2018-19, the Steel captured their second USHL Eastern Conference title before falling to the Sioux Falls Stampede in the Clark Cup Final. Following the season, Moore served as a guest coach at the Maple Leafs’ 2019 Development Camp.
Moore served as an assistant coach for the U.S. NTDP Juniors (USHL), while also working as an assistant coach for USA Hockey’s U-17 squad on two occasions (2015-16, 2017-18), winning a gold medal in 2017-18, and USA Hockey’s U-18 team in 2016-17, winning gold.
As a player, the Lisbon, Maine, native skated in 377 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Syracuse Crunch, Springfield Falcons and Adirondack Phantoms during a 10-year pro career, and was an AHL All-Star in 2008. He also skated in 10 NHL games with the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Moore played four seasons at the University of Maine (2002-06).
The Marlies were 10-2-2-1 under Sheldon Keefe this season before Keefe was promoted to the Maple Leafs on Nov. 20. Assistant coaches A.J. MacLean and Rob Davison were 5-1-0-0 running the bench in the interim.