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Report: Northeastern Hockey Coach Cronin Leaving For Leafs

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Hockey coach Greg Cronin is leaving Northeastern to join the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to reports. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hockey coach Greg Cronin is leaving Northeastern to join the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to reports. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS)  – Northeastern hockey coach Greg Cronin is leaving the school for the NHL, the Boston Herald reports.

Cronin is leaving Northeastern after six seasons to become an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team will announce Cronin joining Ron Wilson’s staff  later this week.

Cronin was 87-103-29 in his career behind the Huskies bench. His best season came in 2008-09 when Northeastern went 25-12-4, placing second in the Beanpot and beating UMass in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Cronin, an Arlington native, attended Colby College and began his coaching in 1995 at the University of Maine.

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