Kyle Dubas hires former aGM from bitter Maple Leafs rival.
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Kyle Dubas hires former aGM from bitter Maple Leafs rival.

Kyle Dubas continues to bring in more talent to the Penguins organization from the province of Ontario.

Jonathan Larivee

Pittsburgh Penguins president of hockey operations Kyle Dubas continues to add to his new front office in Pittsburgh, and once again he is picking up talent from the province of Ontario.

Dubas' first move of this nature was to hire Jason Spezza as an assistant general manager, Spezza having previously worked under Dubas within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, but this time around he's taking talent from a Maple Leafs rival.

On Saturday, the Penguins announced that Trent Mann would be coming on board as a new player development and scouting advisor after having previously served as an assistant general manager for the Ottawa Senators. Mann and the Senators announced a parting of ways back in July of this year, and it has not taken him long to find a new home as a part of Dubas' newly minted front office.

Mann spent the last 12 seasons as a member of the Senators front office and was most recently promoted to assistant general manager a year prior to parting ways with the team. His departure was preceded by the firing of his brother, Troy Mann, who at the time occupied the role of head coach of the Senators' American Hockey League affiliate, the Belleville Senators.

Dubas was obviously intimately familiar with the Senators organization given their heated rivalry with his former team as well as their relatively close proximity. Dubas also signed former Senators forward Colin White to a professional tryout offer earlier this month, so don't be surprised if we see more moves of this nature in the future.