Maple Leafs hire 32-year-old Kyle Dubas as general manager

May 12 2018, 12:42 am

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been robbing the cradle to fill positions on the ice, and now they’re doing the same with the general manager’s chair.

Kyle Dubas has been promoted, as the 32-year-old was announced as the 17th general manager of the Maple Leafs on Friday.

The promotion of Dubas is a progressive one by NHL standards. In a league that is still very much an old boys club, Dubas is a fresh voice.

Toronto could have kept Lou Lamoriello as GM or promoted the team’s other AGM, Mark Hunter. But they went with Dubas, who will bring new ideas to the table.

Dubas was hired as the Leafs’ assistant general manager by president Brendan Shanahan on July 22, 2014. Known as a forward-thinking manager with expertise in analytics, Dubas came to Toronto after success as GM of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was the second-youngest general manager in OHL history, being first hired at age 25.

As AGM of the Leafs, Dubas was responsible for player personnel, player development, the farm system, research and development, and held the title of GM of the Toronto Marlies, an AHL affiliate.

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