Leafs about to name John Ferguson Jr as GM

It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs have finally found their man to replace Pat Quinn as the club’s GM.

Sportsnet.ca – John Ferguson Jr. is about to become the next general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sportsnet has confirmed.

Ferguson Jr. was has been working as the director of hockey operations with the St. Louis Blues.

The team has taken most of the summer to make their selection. Until last week, former New York Rangers’ GM Neil Smith, along with Hockey Canada’s Bob Nicholson and Vancouver Canucks’ director of player personnel Steve Tambellini, were all up for the job.

The Leafs wanted former coach and former GM Pat Quinn to focus solely on his duties behind the bench.