Gilmour leaves Marlies to become head coach of OHL's Frontenacs

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KINGSTON, Ont. - Doug Gilmour is headed back to his hometown, leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs organization to become head coach of the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs.

The former Leafs captain had been an assistant coach with the AHL's Toronto Marlies since August, and was the Leafs' professional development advisor for two seasons before that.

The Leafs will honour Gilmour by raising a banner prior to the team's Jan. 31 home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Gilmour joined the Leafs from the Calgary Flames in the largest swap of players in NHL history on Jan. 2, 1992.

He was a candidate for the Hart Trophy as most valuable player, and captured the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the top defensive forward for Toronto in 1992-93.

Gilmour established team records for career playoff points (77) and assists (60) in just 52 games, set the team's single season records for points (127) and assists (95) in 1992-93, and collecting a club record six assists in one regular season game.

The native of Kingston, Ont., announced his retirement Sept. 8, 2003, six months after rejoining the Leafs at the NHL trade deadline.

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