Claude Loiselle

Claude Loiselle (born May 29, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward who played 13 seasons in the NHL from 1981-82 to 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 minutes in penalties. He also competed in 41 career NHL playoff games and was a member of two Patrick Division Championship teams (New Jersey-1988; Islanders-1993)

Loiselle played with the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires and the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League (AHL) before embarking on his NHL career. Loiselle started his National Hockey League career with the Detroit Red Wings in 1983 after being selected in the second round draft choice, 23rd overall in the 1981 Entry Draft. He also played for the New Jersey Devils, Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs, and New York Islanders.

Loiselle 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.

He retired after the 1994 season. He was the Assistant General Manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning and General Manager of the Lightning's American Hockey League Affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. 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 liaison on hockey operation matters between the NHL and the AHL.

On May 29, 2010, Loiselle agreed to terms on a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs as their assistant general manager. He will work alongside Brian Burke, the Maple Leaf's General Manager. Prior to that, he was a scout for the Anaheim Ducks.

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