The Toronto Maple Leafs' search for a new head coach and general manager is expanding.
As TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports, it's believed the Leafs have contacted former Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher and will look to speak to New York Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton in the near future.
Boucher, 43, was a guest on TSN 1050's Drive with Dave Naylor Tuesday and said he would love to come back and coach in the NHL.
"It would certainly be in the right situation, with the right people. And if I fit, it would certainly interest me, but like I said, it has to be in the right situation because I have a very good situation right now. I’ve been approached, so it’s a possibility. We’ll see what happens,” he said on the radio show.
The fiery coach was behind the bench in Tampa Bay for two and half seasons before being fired by general manager Steve Yzerman in March 2013 after a slow start to the season. Boucher was named head coach of the Swiss hockey club SC Bern in January 2014 and has been there ever since. He has one year left on his contract, but can opt-out if he so desires.
Boucher is a native of Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Quebec.
Gorton has been the Rangers' assistant GM for the past four years.