Wednesday, May 20, 2015
CALLED IT IN THE MMG
The team says in a news release he will be introduced at a news conference.
Babcock has spent the last 10 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup in 2008 and going to the final in 2009.
His contract expires at the end of June but the Red Wings had given him permission to negotiate with other teams.
The Leafs must send a third-round pick to Detroit as compensation.
Toronto reportedly beat out several clubs for Babcock's services, including Detroit, Buffalo and San Jose.
Babcock, a Saskatoon native, led Canada to two Olympic gold medals.
The Leafs fired head coach Randy Carlyle in January, replacing him on an interim basis with assistant Peter Horachek.
(The Canadian Press)