TORONTO -- The Maple Leafs have hired former Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol as an assistant on Mike Babcock's staff.
Hakstol spent 3½ seasons behind the Flyers bench, compiling a 134-101-42 record. He was fired Dec. 17 after Philadelphia started last season 12-15-4.
He joins Paul McFarland, who spent the past two seasons with the Florida Panthers, as Babcock's assistants. Before joining the Flyers, Hakstol coached the University of North Dakota for 11 seasons.