Leafs name 28-year-old Dubas assistant GM; two execs let go

The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Kyle Dubas as their assistant general manager, the team announced Tuesday.

Dubas, 28, has served as the GM of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League since 2011, when he became the second-youngest person in league history to hold the position. He previously worked as a scout and hockey operations assistant for the team and as a NHL agent.

"Kyle is a young executive that has made a strong name for himself in hockey with a progressive style, work ethic and maturation beyond his years," Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said. "He has a fresh approach that we feel will benefit our club for years to come."

The team also announced in the release that vice president of hockey operations Dave Poulin and assistant GM Claude Loiselle would not be returning for the 2014-15 season.

Dubas will serve under Toronto GM Dave Nonis.

"The chance to work for the Toronto Maple Leafs is like a dream come true," said Dubas. "I’m truly excited to begin helping this team win and learn from men like Brendan Shanahan and Dave Nonis. I’m very thankful for this opportunity, but equally grateful to the Greyhounds organization and the city of Sault Ste. Marie for helping put me in this position. The Leafs are focused on building a team that will enjoy long-term success and I am excited to play a role in it."