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Kyle Dubas

Born:Nov. 29, 1985Hometown:Sault Ste. Marie, ON
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Toronto Maple Leafs (GM)

Kyle Dubas (born November 29, 1985) is a Canadian ice hockey executive who is currently the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Dubas spent his youth in various roles with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League, including a term as the team’s general manager after graduating from university. He attended Brock University and graduated with a degree in Sports Management, and started his career by briefly acting as a player agent. Dubas joined the Maple Leafs organization as an assistant general manager in 2014, and played a key role in developing the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 2018, the Marlies captured the Calder Cup as AHL Champions. At the time of his hire, Dubas was the second-youngest general manager in NHL history, behind John Chayka of the Arizona Coyotes.

Dubas was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As a child, Dubas played hockey until concussions caused him to stop playing at 14. His father was an intern with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and his grandfather, Walter Dubas (1929–2012), had coached the team from 1960 to 1967. Dubas attended Brock University, graduating in Sport Management (BSM). While at Brock, Dubas worked as a scout for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. In 2015, Dubas was named the first recipient of Brock’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award, for his accomplishments after graduation. 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.” After graduation, Dubas offered to assist with Brock University’s program as either an instructor or teaching assistant.

Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs
Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Staff History

2002-03 Soo GreyhoundsOHLScout
2003-04 Soo GreyhoundsOHLScout
2004-05 Soo GreyhoundsOHLScout
2005-06 Soo GreyhoundsOHLScout
2011-12 Soo GreyhoundsOHLGeneral Manager
2012-13 Soo GreyhoundsOHLGeneral Manager
2013-14 Soo GreyhoundsOHLGeneral Manager
2014-15 Toronto Maple LeafsNHLAsst. General Manager
 Toronto MarliesAHLGeneral Manager
2015-16 Toronto Maple LeafsNHLAsst. General Manager
 Toronto MarliesAHLGeneral Manager
2016-17 Toronto Maple LeafsNHLAsst. General Manager
 Toronto MarliesAHLGeneral Manager
2017-18 Toronto Maple LeafsNHLAsst. General Manager
 Toronto MarliesAHLGeneral Manager
2018-19 Toronto Maple LeafsNHLGeneral Manager
2019-20 Toronto Maple LeafsNHLGeneral Manager
2020-21 Toronto Maple LeafsNHLGeneral Manager
2021-22 Toronto Maple LeafsNHLGeneral Manager

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Achievements

  • AHL Calder Cup Champion 2017-2018

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