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Toronto Maple Leafs clean house, firing GM Dave Nonis, interim coach Peter Horacheck, staff

  • Toronto Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek speaks to the media after his team played its last game of the NHL season, in Toronto on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The Maple Leafs lost to the Montreal Canadiens in a shootout. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

    Toronto Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek speaks to the media after his team played its last game of the NHL season, in Toronto on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The Maple Leafs lost to the Montreal Canadiens in a shootout. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Jan. 6, 2015, photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' general manager Dave Nonis speaks to reporters at the Maple Leafs' practice facility in Toronto. The Maple Leafs have fired Nonis, interim coach Peter Horachek and his staff after the team's worst season in almost 20 years. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    In this Jan. 6, 2015, photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' general manager Dave Nonis speaks to reporters at the Maple Leafs' practice facility in Toronto. The Maple Leafs have fired Nonis, interim coach Peter Horachek and his staff after the team's worst season in almost 20 years. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Jan. 6, 2015, photo, Toronto Maple Leafs interim head coach Peter Horachek, right, explains a drill to Roman Polak (46) and Cody Franson at the team's practice facility in Toronto. The Maple Leafs have fired general manager Dave Nonis, Horachek and his staff after the team's worst season in almost 20 years. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    In this Jan. 6, 2015, photo, Toronto Maple Leafs interim head coach Peter Horachek, right, explains a drill to Roman Polak (46) and Cody Franson at the team's practice facility in Toronto. The Maple Leafs have fired general manager Dave Nonis, Horachek and his staff after the team's worst season in almost 20 years. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)  (The Associated Press)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired general manager Dave Nonis, interim coach Peter Horachek and his staff after the team's worst season in almost 20 years.

Nonis was dismissed Sunday with three years left on his contract. The Leafs went 30-44-8 with 68 points, the fewest in an 82-game season since 1996-97.

Toronto was in a playoff position in early January when club president Brendan Shanahan and Nonis fired coach Randy Carlyle and replaced him with Horachek. The Leafs went 9-28-5 under Horachek, whose ouster was expected.

Assistants Steve Spott, Chris Dennis and Rick St. Croix also were fired. Steve Staios was moved back to the front office as manager of player development.

Assistant general manager Kyle Dubas and director of player personnel Mark Hunter will share interim duties until a general manager is hired.