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Penguins name Kyle Dubas President of Hockey Operations

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that Kyle Dubas has been named President of Hockey Operations.

Dubas, 37, becomes the second person to hold this position in franchise history.

He will oversee all aspects of the Penguins hockey operations department including establishing the strategic vision and philosophy for the franchise.

Fenway Sports Group Principal Owner, John Henry, and Chairman, Tom Werner, issued the following joint statement:

“We are thrilled to welcome Kyle to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Throughout his career, Kyle has proven himself as a forward-thinking hockey mind and embodies all of the qualities – integrity, intelligence, and an unwavering commitment to building a winning culture – that we value in a leader at the Penguins and within Fenway Sports Group. We have done exhaustive work narrowing down candidates throughout this process, but it did not take long to be impressed by Kyle, the reputation he’s cultivated for himself in and around the National Hockey League, and his vision for the organization on and off the ice. His passion for the sport and ability to foster collaborative relationships with his staff, coaches and players is the type of leadership style that will undoubtedly resonate with the front office and set us on a new path for success in the near-term with our current championship-caliber core and beyond with a commitment to sustainable, long-term success.”

Dubas was general manager of the Maple Leafs for five seasons. During his time with them, the team ranked fifth in the league in wins and points percentage. He was also the fastest general manager to earn 100 and 200 regular season games in the franchise’s history. The Maple Leafs qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs each year Dubas was their general manager.

“The rich history of winning and the competitiveness of the coaching staff and players were evident in each conversation I had about this position,” Dubas added. “The opportunity to work with such passionate and committed people, as well as the established character and leadership of the long-standing core group of talented players, gives me great enthusiasm for the challenge at hand. Our family has been made to feel extremely comfortable throughout this process and we are excited to now call Pittsburgh our home.”

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