Mar 9, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; The Toronto Maple Leafs logo decal at center ice before the start of the shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Air Canada Centre. The Penguins beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced some restructuring of their front office this morning; vice president of hockey operations Dave Poulin and assistant general manager Claude Loiselle have been let go. Kyle Dubas,  the 28 year old Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds general manager and advanced stats advocate, has been named as Loiselle’s replacement for the assistant GM spot.

Dubas took over as general manager of the Greyhounds in 2011 and took them from a 24 win team in 2010-11 to a 44 win team this past season. Dubas’ tenure with the Greyhounds goes all the way back to when he was 14 and served as a hockey operations assistant and later a team scout. After graduating from Brock University’s Sports Management program, Dubas became the youngest player agent certified by the NHLPA with Uptown Sports Management. In the team’s official release, Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan praised the fresh approach Dubas will bring to the Maple Leafs’ front office:

Kyle is a young executive that has made a strong name for himself in hockey with a progressive style, work ethic and maturation beyond his years. He has a fresh approach that we feel will benefit our club for years to come.

The announcement was met with widespread praise from Maple Leafs fans, a rare event when it comes to Leafs front office reshuffling.

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