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Sports Ex-Leafs assistant GM Mark Hunter heads back to junior hockey

08:45  11 august  2018
08:45  11 august  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Hunter brings experience to head coach role

  Hunter brings experience to head coach role The young men vying for a spot on Canada's junior hockey team know their coach's storied legacyThey know Tim Hunter spent 15 seasons playing in the NHL as an enforcer in Calgary, Quebec, Vancouver and San Jose. They know he won a Stanley Cup with the Flames in 1989, an entire decade before any of them were born.

Move comes after ex - GM Lou Lamoriello takes job with Islanders. Joshua Clipperton · The Canadian Press · May 22. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that the club and assistant general manager Mark Hunter have mutually agreed to part ways.

Assistant GM Mark Hunter has quit his post with the Maple Leafs . “I’m still under contract to the Toronto Maple Leafs until early July. I’m going stand back and watch what goes on and make some decisions later on.

a group of people sitting at a table © Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The Mark Hunter watch is officially over.

The executive is headed back to the London Knights to assume the role of general manager, the Ontario Hockey League club announced on Friday.

Hunter, 57, left the Toronto Maple Leafs in May after Kyle Dubas was promoted to general manager. Both had been in assistant general manager roles prior to the departure of Lou Lamoriello.

There was much speculation over Hunter's next step. Many believed the New York Islanders made the most sense, given Hunter's ties to Lamoriello.

Hunter, who owns a part of the Knights and is known around hockey as a super scout, bumps Rob Simpson into an associate GM role in London. Simpson was GM for the past two seasons.

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