Dubas Named Leafs General Manager

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With the Toronto Maple Leafs season officially over, there will be a new man running the team heading into the 2018-2019 season.

It was announced today that the Toronto Maple Leafs have hired 32 year old Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario product Kyle Dubas as the club’s new general manager.

The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario product takes over for Lou Lamoriello, who decided to move from being general manager to take a senior adviser role with the Leafs.

Dubas, who attended St. Paul’s elementary school and St. Basil’s secondary school here in the Soo, before going on to Brock University inĀ  St. Catherine’s, Ontario to take Sports Management, started out as a dressing room attendant with the Soo Greyhounds when he was in grade school up until grade 12.

Dubas, who was hired as the Soo Greyhounds general manager prior to the 2011-2012 season, took over for Dave Torrie, who served as the team’s general manager from 2003-2011.

During his three seasons as general manager of the Soo Greyhounds from 2011-2014, Dubas drafted a pair of former Hounds that are currently playing in the National Hockey League, such as Darnell Nurse (Edmonton Oilers) and Jared McCann (Florida Panthers).

Following the 2013-2014 season, Dubas was hired as the Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager, where he worked alongside Dave Nonis during the 2014-2015 season.

Dubas drafted several players who are on the current Soo Greyhounds roster and have been drafted by National Hockey League teams, such as Boris Katchouk (Tampa Bay Lightning), captain Tim Gettinger (New York Rangers), Jack Kopacka (Anaheim Ducks), Conor Timmins (Colorado Avalanche), and Hayden Verbeek, who had recently signed a three year, entry level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

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Matt Stefano
Matt had graduated from Sault College in the General Arts and Sciences program in 2011 and has been working in the sports field ever since. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native has worked as an Athletics Assistant in the Sault College Athletics Department during his final year of school in 2011. After graduating, Stefano worked for two years at the George Leach Centre from 2011-2013 for the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Basketball Games as an Athletics Assistant. From 2013 on, Stefano has been working as the Soo Thunderbirds communications person and has also been volunteering with Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie since 2014, doing Soo Thunderbirds TV Segments.