The Anaheim Ducks continue to make changes in the leadership of their front office, as Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports that Dave Nonis has left the organization. Nonis had been with the Ducks since 2015, taking on the AGM role three years ago.
Anaheim has completely revamped its front office since Bob Murray resigned from the position of GM last year. Recently, they named Pat Verbeek his full-time replacement after a search was conducted with Jeff Solomon serving in the interim. Scott Niedermayer was also added as a special advisor after helping with the search and will work directly with Verbeek.
Nonis, meanwhile, will now be a candidate for other openings around the league. The long-time executive served more than a decade with both the Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs before joining the Ducks, often connected to Brian Burke, now the president of hockey operations in Pittsburgh. Nonis’ name has also been connected to other jobs over the last few years, including Philadelphia’s search in 2018 that ultimately ended with Chuck Fletcher.
Last night, the Ducks showed exactly the type of team they have been all year. Wildly exciting at both ends of the rink, winning a 7-4 match against the Vancouver Canucks that included three points for budding star Trevor Zegras. The new management has some tough decisions to make in the coming weeks and it appears as though Nonis will not be part of those discussions any longer.