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Toronto Maple Leafs name Claude Loiselle assistant general manager

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have appointed former NHLer Claude Loiselle their new assistant general manager.

Loiselle will focus on collective bargaining related issues, including contract negotiations, salary arbitration and cap management.

“We are extremely pleased to have Claude join our front office team,”Leafs general manager Brian Burke said in a statement.“Along with Claude's experience as a player in the National Hockey League, his knowledge of the business side of the game will be a great benefit to our team.”

Loiselle, 47, played 13 seasons in the NHL, from 1981 to '94. In 616 games with the Red Wings, Devils, Nordiques, Leafs and Islanders he recorded 92 goals, 117 assists and 1,149 minutes in penalties.

The Ottawa native spent seven years as associate director of hockey operations for the NHL and was involved in salary arbitration, discipline and collective bargaining.

Loiselle started his undergraduate studies while playing for the Islanders in 1992 and earned his law degree from McGill University in 1998.

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