He was not promoted to Leafs general manager, but now he’s heading back to the Ontario Hockey League.
And which team do you ask?
The London Knights!
For the past two seasons, Mark Hunter and former Hounds general manager Kyle Dubas have shared the role as Leafs assistant general manager.
But looking back to what happened this past May, Dubas was promoted to Leafs general manager after serving four seasons as their assistant general manager.
Hunter and the Leafs then decided to mutually part ways.
Yes, Dubas and Hunter have both been with the Leafs for four years. But, when you look at it this way, Dubas was the assistant general manager for the first two seasons (2014-2016), which was during the time Hunter was serving as the team’s director of player personnel.
Dubas has also been the general manager of the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies for the past four seasons, and built the team to its first ever Calder Cup title in franchise history this past season.
In London, Mark will reassume his role as the general manager of the Knights, and will also be reunited with his brother Dale (head coach) and his nephew Dylan (assistant coach).
The Hunter brothers (Mark and Dale) have both owned the London Knights since 2000.