Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Kyle Dubas named Toronto Maple Leafs new general manager

Kyle Dubas named Toronto Maple Leafs new general manager

Sportsnet reported Friday the Islanders and the former Maple Leafs and Devils general manager have talked about a position in the organization.

The promotion of Kyle Dubas promises to be a change from the established and conservative mode of operations practiced with great effectiveness by Lou Lamoriello, but the shift to the 32-year-old GM could spur some significant changes in the coming days and weeks.

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Before joining the Leafs, Dubas served as GM of the Sault Ste.

Sault Ste. Marie native Kyle Dubas is the team's assistant general manager. But Shanahan instinctively grasped the concept of PDO, or the rhythms and ebbs of shooting percentage and save percentage, as a player; Dubas grasped it, among other things, as an executive. Lamoriello was reassigned to the senior adviser position last month after a three-year run as GM.

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According to the official press release, Dubas had several responsibilities as the Leafs' Assistant GM, including serving as GM of the Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, managing the Maple Leafs' Research and Development department, player personnel, and more. "It was an idea and considered and then Brendan made the call that I was going to be staying, so here we are". Obviously, a move to Colorado never came to fruition, but Dubas opened up about what happened with that situation and much more during an appearance on Prime Time Sports.

The Maple Leafs set franchise records for points (105) and wins (49) in the regular season, but were eliminated in seven games by Boston in the first round of the playoffs.

In 2015, Dubas was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the sports industry's brightest young stars in their annual Top 30 Under 30 in Sports list.

John Chayka became the youngest general manager in National Hockey League history in May 2016 when, at 26, he was promoted to GM by the Arizona Coyotes.

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