Is his way right? Not usually buoyant or often buoyant, but always buoyant. Dubas has been an advocate of speed and skill, for analytics blended with fresh thinking. The 27-year-old Boyd, a native of Edina, Minn., was a sixth-round draft pick by the Washington Capitals in 2011 and played in 85 career games with the Caps, recording 31 points. 2020-10-16 Former Flames president of hockey ops Brian Burke reflects in new memoir. Maple Leafs sign goalie Aaron Dell to a one year contract, Marlies sign Rourke Chartier to an AHL contract, Ilya Mikheyev’s arbitration hearing date is set.  Brock University has credited sharp increases in the popularity of their Sports Management program with Dubas’ success early in his career, with one professor noting, "We absolutely have seen, anecdotally, so many students who want to be Kyle Dubas when they graduate. The #leafs front office shakeup signals a massive change in direction. 10:07 am ET, ECF Game 1 Preview: Capitals at Lightning, when he announced Kyle Dubas as the 17th general manager, Thornton signs one year deal with Maple Leafs, 'Mr. Marie, Ontario, All Wikipedia articles written in Canadian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 October 2020, at 01:45. At the time of his hire, Dubas was the second youngest general manager in NHL history, behind John Chayka of the Arizona Coyotes. Ask anyone in the industry and they'll tell you 'it was only a matter of time' until @kyledubas made it to the NHL. Those make a team hard to play against. Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. Nothing official yet from @HCDavos_off. There isn’t enough recent news in your lineup. It was no surprise Dubas got a job with the Soo at such an early age. (And about one-third of Leaf Nation can’t figure out how this applies to William Nylander. expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Toronto At a press conference, the following day, Dubas said "It’s incumbent on us in management to build an environment if someone were gay, or were questioning their sexual orientation, that they don’t feel that they have to come in here and be somebody that they’re not. Dubas was hired by Shanahan as an assistant general manager for the Maple Leafs in July 2014. What can we expect for the Maple Leafs North American prospects in the fall? , Dubas was hired as the general manager (GM) of the Sault Ste. Following his graduation from Brock (with honours), Dubas became the youngest person ever to be certified by the NHLPA as an agent. They originally planned to hire a veteran hockey man to reshape the direction of the club, but the board of directors was so impressed with Dubas it unanimously decided to hire the 25-year-old, who became the second-youngest GM in OHL history.