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Maple Leafs promote Mark Hunter to assistant GM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs promoted Mark Hunter to the role of assistant general manager on Monday, the team announced.

Hunter joined the Maple Leafs in 2014 and had been serving as the team's director of player personnel, largely spending his time overseeing the club's scouting.

"Mark's new title is essentially a formality as these are duties he’s already been performing," Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello said in a release. "Brendan and I have been discussing this change of title since last season - as it’s a more appropriate recognition of Mark's role with the organization since joining the Maple Leafs. There are no changes to Mark or Kyle’s duties, or to that of Brandon Pridham, assistant to the general manager."

Hunter will continue to work alongside assistant general manager Kyle Dubas where he will further oversee the club's scouting, player evaluation, and the team's player development.

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