Kyle Dubas

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Kyle Dubas
Kyle Dubas (42307434024).jpg
Dubas in 2018
Born (1985-11-29) November 29, 1985 (age 33)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
PositionGeneral manager
TeamToronto Maple Leafs
Previous team(s)Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Toronto Marlies

Kyle Dubas (born November 29, 1985)[1] is a Canadian ice hockey executive who is currently the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously served as the general manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) and Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Early life[edit]

Dubas was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.[2] His father was a Greyhounds intern and his grandfather, Walter Dubas, coached the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 1960 to 1967.[3] Dubas attended Brock University, graduating in Sport Management (BSM).[4] While at Brock, Dubas worked as a scout for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.[2]

Career in hockey management[edit]

Dubas with the Calder Cup after the 2018 Calder Cup Final. He was the general manager of the Toronto Marlies prior to his appointment as the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager.

At age 25, Dubas was hired as the general manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds,[5] where he famously traded two players and seven draft picks to the Windsor Spitfires to acquire top NHL prospect Jack Campbell.[6] In this position, he also hired Sheldon Keefe as head coach.[7]

Dubas was hired as assistant general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs by president Brendan Shanahan on July 22, 2014, at age 28,[8] replacing Claude Loiselle.[9] He specialized in team improvement through statistical analysis.[10][11]

In April 2015, after the firing of general manager Dave Nonis, Dubas became one of two interim general managers of the Maple Leafs.[12][13][14] His role included evaluating prospective new players.[15] In July 2015, when Lou Lamoriello was hired as the Maple Leafs' general manager, fellow assistant general manager Mark Hunter and Dubas became assistant general managers for the team.

On May 11, 2018, Dubas was named the general manager of the Maple Leafs.[16] Before being named general manager, he served as general manager of the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Toronto Marlies, with which he won the 2018 Calder Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kyle Dubas". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Assistant GM Kyle Dubas Injects Youth, Smarts Into Maple Leafs Front Office". Forbes.
  3. ^ Yourk, Darren. "Maple Leafs hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, July 22, 2014. Retrieved on July 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Dubas returns home to Brock". St. Catharines Standard. By Bernie Puchalski March 30, 2015
  5. ^ " Maple Leafs bet big on Big Data with analytics partnership"..The Globe and Mail. JAMES MIRTLE, October 15, 2014
  6. ^ "Jack Campbell acquired from Windsor" November 2, 2011,
  7. ^ "Hounds Keefe named OHL coach of the year". By Peter Ruicci, Sault Star April 17, 2015
  8. ^ McGran, Kevin. "Maple Leafs shake up front office, hire stats guru Kyle Dubas, 28, as assistant GM", Toronto Star, Toronto, July 22, 2014. Retrieved on July 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "Kyle Dubas hiring a victory for hockey analytics". CBC Sports.
  10. ^ "Toronto Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas promotes analytics while Brian Burke stands behind old-school scouting". Toronto Sun Scott Stinson | February 28, 2015
  11. ^ "Which Maple Leafs player has impressed analytics guru Kyle Dubas?". Toronto Star, Kevin McGran Sports Reporter, October 16, 2014
  12. ^ "Leafs fire Nonis; Dubas now interim GM". Sault Ste. Marie Star.
  13. ^ " Sault's Dubas named Maple Leafs interim general manager". Soo Today. April 12, 2015 by: Brad Coccimiglio
  14. ^ " Plenty of big names floating about for Brendan Shanahan's Maple Leafs rebuild". By Lance Hornby, Toronto Sun
  15. ^ "William Nylander: 2014-2015 MoDo/Toronto Points Breakdown". Editor in Leaf. by Tim Chiasson
  16. ^ "Leafs promote Kyle Dubas to be new general manager". Sportsnet.ca. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
Preceded by
Lou Lamoriello
General manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs
2018–present
Succeeded by