Former Maple Leafs VP Loiselle joins Coyotes’ organization

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The Arizona Coyotes announced that they have hired Claude Loiselle to serve as a hockey operations consultant.

Loiselle served as a vice president and assistant general manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2010-2014, but his departure coincided with the first wave of front office changes following Brendan Shanahan coming on board as the team president. Before his stint with Toronto, Loiselle was an associate director of hockey operations for seven season with the NHL.

More recently, he served as part of the management group for Canada’s 2015 World Championships team. Canada posted a 10-0 record in the tournament, including a 6-1 win over Russia in the gold medal game.

Loiselle is a former NHL forward that was originally selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to record 92 goals, 209 points, and 1,149 penalty minutes in 616 career games with the Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Quebec Nordiques, and Maple Leafs.