Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president and CEO Tim Leiweke says he's not leaving the company amid speculation that he will be stepping down to look for a new challenge.
Leiweke told TSN on Tuesday that he is, "very focused on this upcoming season and not thinking about anything else."
MLSE later sent a detailed statement from Leiweke, which reads, "Any report stating that I am leaving MLSE is untrue. We are completely focused on the seasons at hand and I am not thinking of anything else but that. I am proud of all that we have accomplished here over the past year, but we have much more to do."
Leiweke was brought in last summer to MLSE, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Marlies. The company also owns the Air Canada Centre, Leafs TV and other properties.
Prior to joining MLSE, he was most recently head of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the owner of several sports teams and buildings with a stake in the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Houston Dynamo of MLS, the Staples Center and London's O2 Arena.