The Toronto Maple Leafs will not return Lou Lamoriello as General Manager for the 2018-19 season, the team said Monday.
The Lamoriello contract expired at the end of this season. The 75-year-old has held the post since July 2015, when he was hired by Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan of the New Jersey Devils.
In a statement, Shanahan said Lamoriello would move to a senior advisory role  "Three years ago, Lou and I agreed to a contract that would make him General Manager of the Maple Leafs for three years and then for four years Senior Advisor should do, "said Shanahan. "This morning, I informed Lou that I would not deviate from this practice, and I will now focus on making a decision about our next CEO."
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lou for his tireless work in the last three years as general manager. His leadership role in creating a cultural foundation and his invaluable mentality for everyone in this organization have contributed significantly to our development.
Under Lamoriello, the Maple Leafs played repeatedly in the last two seasons what they have not done since a six-season run from 1999 to 2004
As team manager for Devils from 1987 to 2015, the teams from Lamoriello won the Stanley Cup three times and were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009. 19659008]