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Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan made the announcement.
The Maple Leafs are in the midst of a five-game losing streak, the team’s longest losing streak (all regulation losses) since the 2015-16 season, and tied for the longest of the Babcock era
In parts of five seasons under Babcock, the Maple Leafs posted a record of 173-133-45 in 351 regular-season games and an 8-12 record in three postseason appearances.
Babcock ranks fourth among active head coaches — and seventh all-time — with 700 regular-season coaching wins.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Source: ESPN NHL