The Colorado Avalanche are looking to make improvements to their front office and according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, “they asked and received permission from the Toronto Maple Leafs to talk with assistant general manager Kyle Dubas.”
Friedman broke the news Tuesday during the second intermission of the Penguins-Senators game.
Dubas also serves as GM and alternate governor of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The 31-year-old has been with the Maple Leafs since July 2014.
This isn’t the first time Dubas has garnered interest from other teams. His name was brought up in April as the Buffalo Sabres were searching for a new GM. He also received interest from the Arizona Coyotes following the 2015-16 campaign but told reporters at the time he didn’t believe he was ready to be an NHL general manager.
“I believe I have a lot to learn and I believe Toronto is the best place for me to learn that,” he said.
Prior to his time with the Maple Leafs, Dubas served as GM of the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
The Avalanche are coming off a 22-56-4 season and are expected to be busy this off-season. They announced the dismissal of three coaches Tuesday.