Today, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches. This will complete their coaching staff for the 2023-2024 season. Guy Boucher and Mike Van Ryn have been hired as assistant coaches under head coach Sheldon Keefe.
Guy Boucher, 51, has coached at many levels, most recently in the NHL. He served as head coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning from the 2010-11 season until the 2012-13 season. He was also the head coach of the Ottawa Senators from the 2016-17 season through the 2018-19 season. During his tenure with the Lightning, they made the Eastern Conference final in 2011. The Senators also made the conference final in 2017 with Boucher behind the bench.
Mike Van Ryn, 44, has been an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues for the past five seasons. In 2019, he helped the Blues win a Stanley Cup. Before coaching with the Blues, Van Ryn worked with the Arizona Coyotes as a player development coach. He spent one year as head coach for the Coyotes AHL affiliate, the Tuscan Roadrunners. He led them to first place in the Pacific Division during the 2017-18 season.
Van Ryn and Boucher were hired after former assistant coach Spencer Carbery was named head coach for the Washington Capitals on May 23, 2023.
With the addition of Boucher and Van Ryn, the coaching staff is complete. Besides head coach Sheldon Keefe, the staff includes assistants Dean Chynoweth and Manny Malhotra, goaltending coach Curtis Sanford, and video coaches Jordan Bean and Sam Kim.