Greyhounds hire new GM

August 21, 2014

Soo Greyhounds have hired 28-year old Kyle Raftis as their new general manager, multiple sources have confirmed to

Raftis was previously the Ontario Hockey League’s director of recruiting, education service and player development.

A former Ontario Hockey League defenceman with the Oshawa Generals, Kingston Frontenacs and Peterborough Petes, Raftis will replace Kyle Dubas as general manager of the Greyhounds.

Dubas recently left the Greyhounds after three seasons to become the assistant general manager with the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs.

Of note, when Raftis played for Oshawa, the Generals assistant coach was Joe Cirella. Cirella is now the Greyhounds associate coach.

PHOTO: Kyle Raftis, new general manager of the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

What you think about “Greyhounds hire new GM”

  1. This new GM {Raftis} does not have a clue when it comes to being a G.M. in the OHL. The Sault went for the cheap hire when they could have had Dave Poulin or Darren Keilly according to my sources.

  2. Kyle has a Major Junior hockey back-ground and is a very smart young man. He played for and learned from smart coaches such as George Burnett and he learned the inside workings of the game while in the OHL Head Office. This is a good hire by the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds!

  3. Nice to see more young blood breaking into the ranks of hockey. Hey Fanatic how do you
    know what he does or does not know? Good for the Hounds to take a chance on another young

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