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Claude Loiselle (born May 29, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1981 to 1994. In 616 career games spent with the Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders he recorded 92 goals, 117 assists and 1,149 minutes in penalties. He also competed in 41 career NHL playoff games and was a member of two Patrick Division championship-winning teams; New Jersey in 1988 and the Islanders in 1993.
Loiselle played with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Windsor Spitfires and the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League (AHL) before embarking on his NHL career. Loiselle started his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings in 1981-82 after being selected in the second round, 23rd overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft.
He retired after the 1993–94 NHL season season. He was the Assistant General Manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning and General Manager of the Lightning's AHL Affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. Loiselle spent seven years as Associate Director of Hockey Operations for the NHL and was involved in salary arbitration, discipline and collective bargaining, while also serving as the liaison on hockey operation matters between the NHL and the AHL.
On May 29, 2010, Loiselle agreed to terms on a contract with the Maple Leafs as their assistant general manager, working alongside Brian Burke, the Maple Leafs' then-General Manager. Prior to that, he was a scout for the Anaheim Ducks.
On July 22, 2014, the Maple Leafs announced they had fired Loiselle. Less than two weeks later it was announced that he would be replacing the newly-hired Leafs president and alternate governor Brendan Shanahan as the head of the NHL's Player Safety Department.
- "Leafs Hire Claude Loiselle". Pension Plan Puppets. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
- McGran, Kevin (July 22, 2014). "Maple Leafs shake up front office, hire stats guru Kyle Dubas, 28, as assistant GM". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
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