The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Rick St.Croix as their goaltending coach, the team announced Friday.

St. Croix replaces Francois Allaire, who had an acrimonious split with the team earlier this month.

The 57-year-old St. Croix was the goaltending coach for the 1999 Stanley Cup champion Dallas Stars and also served as an assistant coach for the Winnipeg Jets from 1987 to 1989. The Kenora, Ont., native has also served as a goaltending coach and an assistant coach with the AHLís Manitoba/St. Johnís franchise.


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