Maple Leafs promote 32-year-old Kyle Dubas to general manager

Hours after the Maple Leafs appointed Kyle Dubas as the team's new general manager , it appears his predecessor could be on his way out of the organization. It'll be interesting to see if the veteran National Hockey League executive is willing to leave his job as an advisor in Toronto to join a struggling Islanders franchise. May. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League for three seasons.

After being removed from the general manager's position, one that he held since 2015, Lamoriello doesn't have any intention of staying with the Maple Leafs, according to The Athletic .

Dubas has been an advocate of speed and skill, for analytics blended with fresh thinking. With the Leafs, Dubas shared interim GM responsibilities with fellow Asst.

In Dubas' four seasons as Marlies general manager, the affiliate developed eight players on the current Maple Leafs roster: Connor Brown, Connor Carrick, Travis Dermott, Zach Hyman, Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen, Josh Leivo and William Nylander.

In a press conference earlier today, team president Brendan Shanahan said the decision came down to Dubas and Mark Hunter, the other assistant GM.

"It was a hard decision in that we had two such qualified people", Shanahan said.

Kyle Dubas is younger than that, sure, with 33 coming up later this fall. "We'll gather in all of our people and do a full analysis of where we're at and...where we want to go, and we'll do that very thoroughly". I'm excited to get to work with Mike.

"I think that's really where my relationship with Lou was a big benefit", Dubas said.

Dubas is now the second youngest GM in Maple Leafs' history, two years older than Gord Stellick, who was 30 when given the position in 1988.

In May of 2017, the Colorado Avalanche asked and received permission from the Maple Leafs to talk with the then-assistant GM about a front office job, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported at the time. "It gives me great pride to announce Kyle as the new GM".

Vanessa Coleman

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