Maple Leafs name Kyle Dubas new GM

Posted: 17/05/2018 in NHL, Sports
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have named Kyle Dubas their new general manager, succeeding Lou Lamoriello, the club announced Friday.

Upon the expiry of the three-year contract he signed in 2015, the Maple Leafs announced earlier in the month that Lamoriello wouldn’t return as GM. Though it was initially announced that the veteran executive would transition into an advisory position with the team, it’s now unclear if he intends on fulfilling that role.

Dubas, only 32, is the 17th GM in the history in the franchise. He joined the Maple Leafs in 2014 as an assistant GM after a successful run with the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Since joining the Maple Leafs, Dubas has also served as the GM for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, helping develop a strong farm system that’s bred the likes of William NylanderKasperi KapanenAndreas Johnsson, and Travis Dermott, among others.

While the Maple Leafs kept the situation largely under wraps, it was long believed the position would come down to Dubas or fellow AGM Mark Hunter, who’s also played a key role in the club’s recent rebuild.

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