Larry Tanenbaum Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment atteneded Cornell University.
Tanenbaum hired Ken Dryden to become the president of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1997. Dryden Attended Cornell University, where he also played hockey until his graduation in 1969. He has also received honorary doctoral degrees from Saint Mary’s University At Cornell, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Society and vice-president of the Quill and Daggersociety. Quill and Dagger is often recognized as one of the most prominent collegiate societies of its type, along with Skull and Bones of Yale University.
The next year Dryden hired Pat Quinn and Quinn became head coach in 1998. Quinn attended Widener University, Widener was was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892, and adopted the Widener name in 1972. Quinn also attended University of San Diego USD is a Roman Catholic university in California.
Steve Stavro, the owner of Maple Leaf Gardens, became chairman and majority owner of MLSE, of which Tanenbaum was a minority partner. In 2006, Stavro died in his home at age 78 after a heart attack. He was adorned with icons of many of his achievements including the Knights of Malta, Order of the Masons and an equestrian statue of Alexander the Great.
Tanenbaum became non-executive chairman of MLSE in 2003. Under the new ownership structure the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) became the majority shareholder based on equity.
The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan is one of Canada’s largest institutional investors having reported $108 billion in net assets on December, 31, 2007. The OTPP maintains a prominent role as one of Canada’s largest investors, owning investments across Canada. Through its fully owned subsidiary Toronto Eaton Centre. He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1915 in recognition of his participation in the war effort, and so became Sir John Craig Eaton, and his wife, Lady Flora McCrea Eaton. This refers to a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised Orders of Chivalry.
A few seasons later Quinn continued as head coach but was succeeded as General Manager by
John Ferguson, Jr. He played his college hockey at Providence College where he served as an assistant captain. Providence is an interdenominational Christian Liberal Arts College. Ferguson then attended Suffolk University Law School, Suffolk is a private law school in downtown Boston. Suffolk is the fourth largest law school in the United States, and only Harvard and Georgetown have a larger enrollment amongst eastern law schools.