Kyle Dubas is a young executive who is quickly climbing the ranks in the professional hockey industry.
At the age of 28, he will be joining the front office of the Toronto Maple Leafs as the new Assistant General Manager.
Dubas graduated from Brock University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours) degree. During his undergraduate program he pursued his passion for hockey as a scout for the Soo Greyhounds.
"At Brock, one of the unique opportunities was being able to scout and maintain my status as a full-time student” explained Kyle Dubas during an interview conducted at a recent Sport Management Alumni Advisory event at Brock University.
He explained that “The professors were accommodating and flexible in helping me push my career forward."
At the age of 25, Dubas was named the General Manager of the Soo Greyhounds, which made him just the second youngest GM in OHL history. In his role as GM, he developed a well-rounded sense for both hockey and business operations.
Dubas has remained a large part of the Sport Management Alumni Advisory Board and continues to provide mentorship to students through panel discussions, classroom presentations, and internship opportunities.
"The education at Brock made the transition to the work world in hockey seamless" noted Dubas.
"For future students, having a group of alumni who are holding high positions within sport organizations will help create what I would describe as a funnel, all the top students will have interactions with alumni who are in charge with hiring students.”
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