Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fronts Name Todd Gill as New Coach, Doug Gilmour as GM

Press Release

The Kingston Frontenac Hockey Club today announced Doug Gilmour as the team’s new General Manager and that Todd Gill will be the team’s new Head Coach at a noon hour Media Conference. Darren Keily, who was an Assistant Coach with the organisation over the last three seasons, will continue in the same role will the Club. All three have signed three year contracts.

Larry Mavety will stay on as a Special Advisor with the organisation.

Gill joins the Fronts after five years with the Brockville Braves in the CJHL as its owner and Head Coach. In five seasons with the Tier II Braves, Gill has compiled a record of 198-81-11-11. His best year came last season when he guided the Braves to the eastern Canadian championship on home ice, sending Brockville to the RBC Cup national tournament. Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round, 25th overall in 1984, Gill played 1,007 NHL games with Toronto, the San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche and the Chicago Blackhawks. A defenceman, Gill had 82 career goals and 272 assists, and 1214 penalty minutes. A graduate of the Ontario Hockey League, Gill played three seasons with the Windsor Spitfires from 1982 to 1985. Both Gilmour and Gill were team mates in Toronto with the Leafs from 1991 to 1996.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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