Leafs’ summer of change continues: Pellerin promoted, Staios leaves

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For the second straight summer, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made significant changes to its front office. The round of alterations continued on Friday, as Scott Pellerin was promoted after Steve Staios left the organization.

Specifically, Pellerin (pictured) was elevated to the role of¬†Director of Player Development while Staios departed to become president of the OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

Staios, 41, is likely more familiar with hockey fans as he managed 1,001 career regular season games before retiring in 2012 (where he jumped right into a role with the Leafs). Pellerin played in 536 NHL games himself, getting his first front office experience in the Los Angeles Kings organization as an assistant coach for the Manchester Monarchs.

The 45-year-old’s promotion is just one of several moves made within the Leafs organization as of late.

More moves:

Leafs fire Nonis, Horacheck

Core players expect changes

AHL alterations

Mike Babcock hiring will make waves

Buds hire director of sports science from NBA’s Nets