, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs
, announced Tuesday that Claude Loiselle
has been appointed to the position of assistant general manager.
Loiselle's responsibilities will include; collective bargaining related duties, various contract negotiations, salary arbitration and cap management.
"We are extremely pleased to have Claude join our front office team," Burke said. "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."
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, while also serving as the liason on hockey operation matters between the NHL and the American Hockey League.
Loiselle, 47, started his undergraduate studies while playing for the Islanders in 1992 and earned his law degree from McGill University in 1998, the same year he was admitted to the New York State Bar.
Loiselle played 13 seasons in the NHL from 1981-82 through 1993-94. In 616 career games spent with the Red Wings, Devils, Nordiques, Maple Leafs and Islanders he recorded 92 goals, 117 assists and 1,149 penalty minutes. He also competed in 41 career playoff games and was a member of two Patrick Division Championship teams (1987-88 New Jersey and 1992-93 Islanders).