Sheldon Keefe

Head Coach Toronto Maple Leafs

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Sheldon Keefe enters his first season behind the bench in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team’s head coach. After three successful seasons as the head coach of the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds (OHL), Keefe was named the head coach of the Toronto Marlies (AHL), the top affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Keefe coached the Marlies to the franchise's first Calder Cup in 2018 and won a total of 199 games as an American Hockey League head coach. As a player, Keefe was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In the 1999–2000 OHL season, Keefe led the OHL in scoring and set a Colts franchise record for most points in a season in the process, posting 121 points (48 goals, 73 assists) in 66 games. Keefe made his NHL debut on October 18, 2000 in his first professional season where he played 125 games for the Lightning.

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Bring the excitement of the NHL and the cache of a NHL celebrity to your events, golf tournaments or corporate dinners by having Sheldon Keefe act as your host, emcee or engage in a meet and greet.  As a local native to Brampton, Ontario, his ties to his community, success in the big leagues and his compelling, personal stories make Sheldon Keefe a great speaker, as well.


Hockey Stories - Life in the NHL

What’s it really like to run a professional NHL team?  Look behind the boards to hear tales from the bench, locker room and about the players themselves.  This unique insight will provide you with lessons on goal setting, the winning edge sprinkled with humor and stories that you won’t hear anywhere else!



What does it take to win a Stanley Cup?  Success in the NHL parallels success in business.  Learn from the greatest sports leaders today on how they lead their business and, as importantly, deal with setbacks to refocus on meeting their end goals. 


Motivating Millennials

One of the hottest debates today is “How do you motivate Millennials to drive your business forward?”  Hear from one of the best NHL Coaches, who take a different group of Millennials each year and motivate them to the reach their highest performance both individually and as a team.