THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 – 7 PM (ET) | 4PM (PT)
Join CFTAU for an exclusive and interactive conversation with Laurence Gilman, Assistant General Manager (GM) of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Gilman will recap the 2021 season and look ahead to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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Assistant General Manager
Toronto Maple Leafs
Laurence Gilman enters his first season with the Maple Leafs after being named Assistant General Manager on May 24, 2018. In his role with the Maple Leafs, Gilman holds multiple responsibilities including player personnel, managing the club’s player development department and farm system, and overseeing the organization’s top prospects as General Manager of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.
Prior to joining the Maple Leafs, Gilman served on the NHL’s Expansion Draft Rules and Regulations Committee where he helped formulate and design the rules and regulations for the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.
From 2008 to 2015, Gilman worked for the Vancouver Canucks and most recently served as the Canucks’ Vice President of Hockey Operations & Assistant General Manager, where he functioned as the team’s chief negotiator of player contracts and oversaw the amateur scouting staff. He was also responsible for the application of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement and the development of the team’s salary cap plan. He first joined the Canucks as Director of Hockey Administration in May of 2008.
Before joining the Canucks, Gilman was with the Phoenix Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets organization for 13 years and served as the club’s Senior Vice President & Assistant General Manager from 2002 to 2007. Gilman also served as General Manager of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage and Utah Grizzlies during his time in the organization.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba native graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 1991 then attended the University of North Dakota School of Law. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1994 and was admitted to the State Bar of Minnesota in 1995.
Gilman and his wife, Michelle, have two children, Tyler and Samantha.