Claude Loiselle

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Claude Loiselle
Born (1963-05-29) May 29, 1963 (age 56)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
New Jersey Devils
Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1981
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1981–1994

Claude Loiselle (born May 29, 1963) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1981 to 1994.

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Loiselle played in the 1975 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from East Ottawa.[1]

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.[citation needed]

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.[2]

Management career[edit]

He retired after the 1993–94 NHL season. 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. Starting in 2005, he was the Assistant General Manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning and General Manager of the Lightning's AHL Affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals.[citation needed]

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. He continued to serve as Assistant General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vice President of Hockey Operations of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.[citation needed]

On July 22, 2014, the Maple Leafs announced they had fired Loiselle along with most other members of the executive management team following the removal of GM Brian Burke.[3]

On July 31, 2015, Loiselle was hired by the Arizona Coyotes as a hockey operations consultant.[4]

In 2016, the New York Islanders hired Loiselle as Hockey Operations Consultant and then in 2017 promoted him to Vice President of Hockey Operations.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Loiselle was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He started his undergraduate studies while playing for the Islanders in 1992 and earned his law degree from McGill University in 1998, the same year he was admitted to the New York State Bar.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  2. ^ "Leafs Hire Claude Loiselle". Pension Plan Puppets. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Coyotes add Claude Loiselle as hockey operations consultant". July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2016.

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