TORONTO (AP) -Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms on a deal for the former Anaheim general manager to take over as president and GM, the Globe and Mail and The Canadian Press reported Thursday.
The Globe and Mail, citing a source familiar with the negotiations, said Burke only needs to sign the deal to make it official, and that an announcement could come Friday. CP said a source, which it didn't identify, confirmed the two sides had come to terms and that an announcement was expected Saturday.
Burke spent the past three-plus seasons with the Ducks, leading them to a Stanley Cup title in 2007. He stepped down Nov. 12 after declining to sign a contract extension that would take him beyond this season. He'll replace Cliff Fletcher, hired as interim general manager following the firing of John Ferguson in January.
Burke and Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson are former Providence roommates, and Burke worked with Toronto player personnel director Al Coates with the Ducks.
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