Leafs name Dubas general manager

Who is Kyle Dubas? Meet the Toronto Maple Leafs new 32-year-old stats-centric GM

The Toronto Maple Leafs made their decision to replace Lou Lamoriello and as expected, the club has promoted Kyle Dubas to become the 17th General Manager in the club's 101 year history.

Dubas becomes the 17th GM in Leafs history, and the second-youngest the club has had, behind Gord Stellick, who was 30 years old when former team owner Harold Ballard hired him to run the franchise in 1988. 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, of the Ontario Hockey League, at the age of 25.

John Chayka became the youngest general manager in National Hockey League history in May 2016 when, at 26, he was promoted to GM by the Arizona Coyotes. With the Leafs, Dubas shared interim GM responsibilities with fellow Asst. In addition, eight Marlies' players that developed while Dubas was the GM were on the Leafs' final roster before a Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins in round one ended their season: William Nylander, Josh Leivo, Kasperi Kapanen, Connor Carrick, Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, Travis Dermott, and Andreas Johnsson.

When asked whether or not having his team's president block a potential job opportunity bothered him, Dubas replied: "I think in the short term, you have an opportunity [to potentially land your first NHL GM job] and you have tried to work towards that but after the initial discussion with Brendan and kind of getting over that I just said, 'You know what, you can look at it and feel sorry for myself or get to work on the season ahead with the Maple Leafs'". "Mark likes Kyle, he respects (Friday's) decision, he's got a lot of respect for Kyle".

"It's a very young group as it is now", Dubas said Friday. And Dubas foresees no issues in making that transition. I'm excited to get to work with Mike. The 32-year-old Dubas is an advocate of analytics and succeeds the 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello, who will become a senior adviser.

"To watch him over the last four years grow, to watch him work under some really esteemed people in our business - no job was too big for Kyle, no job was too small for Kyle", Shanahan said.

Six years later, the Chicago Blackhawks similarly went young in handing the reins to Stan Bowman, who had also recently celebrated his 36th birthday.

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