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David Nonis was named the Toronto Maple Leafs’ senior vice president of hockey operations on December 6, 2008. Nonis, 42, most recently was the Anaheim Ducks’ senior advisor of hockey operations and held that position since June 20, 2008. For the past four years he was senior vice president and general manager of the Vancouver Canucks. He joined the Canucks in 1998 as senior vice president, director of hockey operations after serving four seasons as the National Hockey League’s manager of hockey operations. With the NHL, Nonis helped craft the 1994 Collective Bargaining Agreement and worked with the league’s arbitration team, assisting clubs in preparing for arbitration, researching salaries and interpreting contract language.

A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, Nonis played hockey for the University of Maine where he served as captain for two seasons, leading his team to back-to-back NCAA championship tournaments and graduating with a B.A. in 1988. He played one season professionally in Denmark before returning to Maine in 1989 to serve on the coaching staff of his alma mater. He earned his M.B.A. from Maine in 1990 before joining the Vancouver Canucks staff that year working with corporate contracts, computer scouting and team services. Nonis became the Canucks’ chief negotiator of player contracts and assumed responsibility for Vancouver’s minor league affiliate agreement with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. He directed all areas of the Canucks’ hockey operations department before being tapped as the ninth, and youngest-ever, general manager of the club May 6, 2004.