Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Retirement== Following his retirement from hockey, Keon moved to [[Florida]] and worked in real estate for several years. Bitter over his treatment by Ballard and the Leafs, Keon refused for many years to have any relationship with the Leafs organization, even after Ballard's death and after the club changed ownership several times. Other Leaf players who clashed with Ballard's management did reconcile, most notably Keon's successor as club captain, [[Darryl Sittler]], who accepted an invitation from GM [[Cliff Fletcher]] to return as a consultant. Keon turned down several offers of reconciliation from the team, including an invitation to the closing ceremony for [[Maple Leaf Gardens]] in 1999 and a proposed ceremony to honour his number. Besides blaming Ballard, Keon insisted that he would not have anything to do with the club unless it changes its policy of only "honouring" numbers of former star players instead of retiring them. The current policy of the Leafs is to only retire the numbers of players who suffered a career-ending accident while a member of the team. On March 22, 1991, with the Leafs under new management after Ballard's death, Keon played on a team of Leaf all-stars against their counterparts from the [[Montreal Canadiens]] in an old-timers game at Maple Leaf Gardens called ''Legends' Night in Canada''. But in January 2007, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that Keon would attend a pre-game ceremony to honour its 1967 Stanley Cup winning team. Keon was one of several members of the 1967 team to appear on-ice at the [[Air Canada Centre]] before the Leafs' game on February 17, 2007—the 80th anniversary of first game played by the Toronto franchise after being renamed the Maple Leafs in 1927. Keon was introduced to the crowd second last, just prior to 1967 captain George Armstrong, and received a long standing ovation. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Ice Hockey Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://icehockey.fandom.com/wiki/Dave_Keon"