Kevin Chevesneyoff, the son of former NHL goaltender Martin Chevelde, has been named the new president of hockey operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The move is the latest in a series of moves to bolster the team’s front office.
Chevelde was the first player drafted by the Maple Leafs and had a successful career in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cups, including a Conn Smythe Trophy in 2004 and 2007.
He retired in 2018 after playing in 6,200 regular-season games.
The 31-year-old Chevesdeno has a contract through 2021-22, which pays him $3,000,000 per season, per TSN.
His salary is split between salary and bonuses.
The Leafs announced the hiring of Chevesbyoff, who will report to GM Dave Nonis.
The Leafs were not able to finalize a contract with the former Conn Smyth Trophy winner before the 2018-19 season.
In addition to the salary, the Leafs will have $3 million in salary cap space, a league source told TSN on Monday.
Chevedeno’s salary is the third highest on the team, behind captain Dion Phaneuf’s $5.2 million and forward Mitch Marner’s $4.5 million.
The Leafs have an additional $1.25 million in cap space that can be used for salary, bonuses or in any combination of both.
Chevalle has been an NHL front office executive for the past four seasons.
He joined the Toronto organization from the Montreal Canadiens as assistant general manager in 2014.