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Leafs replace Acton and Hunter with Gordon and Cronin

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TSN.ca Staff
6/20/2011 12:56:23 PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson will have some new experienced help behind the bench next season. 

Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin have been hired as assistant coaches on the Leafs staff, and both men come off recent head coaching stints.

Gordon is the former head coach of the New York Islanders, a position he held for just over two seasons compiling a 64-94-23 record. 

Prior to that, he was the bench boss for the Providence Bruins and was also an assistant on Wilson's silver medal-winning 2010 U.S. Olympic team.

Cronin just completed his sixth season as the head coach of the Northeastern University Huskies of the NCAA.

He was also the top man for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and was an assistant with the Islanders for five seasons.

According to general manager Brian Burke, both Keith Acton, who has been an assistant coach with the Maple Leafs since 2000 and Tim Hunter who joined the coaching staff in 2008, will not be back with the team next season.

Scott Gordon (Photo: Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
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