Kyle Dubas Named Maple Leafs GM After Lou Lamoriello's Firing

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2018

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Kyle Dubas Assistant General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs talks on the phone as President Brendan Shanahan looks on during the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Maple Leafs named Kyle Dubas as their new general manager Friday after mutually agreeing to part ways with Lou Lamoriello on April 30.

Dubas, 31, was hired as the Maple Leafs' assistant general manager in 2014.

In addition to his role as assistant GM, Dubas assumed the general manager position for the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

He takes over the big chair in Toronto's front office ahead of what figures to be a busy offseason.

According to Spotrac, James van Riemsdyk—Toronto's leading goal-scorer last seasonLeo Komarov and Tyler Bozak will all be unrestricted free agents this summer. William Nylander, who finished third on the Maple Leafs with 61 points last season, will be a restricted free agent.

Plus, Dubas will have to sit down and negotiate extensions with young studs Mitchell Marner and Auston Matthews—both of whom will be extension-eligible July 1.

The Maple Leafs finished the 2017-18 season with a record of 49-26-7, good for a franchise-record 105 points, but they bowed out of the playoffs in the first round for the second year in a row.

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