John Chayka New Job
John Chayka new job is unknown as of 2023. Previously, he used to work as a General Manger for Arizona Coyotes.
The Leaf's president Brendan Shanahan fired Kyle Dubas during a press conference Friday at Scotiabank Arena. Kyle said he would return to Maple or take a year off earlier.
Shanahan revealed the reason for firing him after he felt Kyle might not want to be the Leaf's general manager. Also, their contract negotiations broke down after Kyle's agent emailed a new financial package than previously discussed.
His role as Coyotes GM
The former Arizona Coyotes GM has served in the position for 4 years. He was announced as the youngest GM in North American pro sports history on 5 May 2016.
One year later he was announced as the general manager replacing Don for the team. He was also named the President of Hockey Operations on 12 July 2017.
During his tenure, he perfectly used other NHL teams' dead cap space in trades for draft picks. He traded winger Phil Kessel through 2022 who now has an $8 million cap hit and $7 million salary.
Chayka acquired Derek Stepan, Carl Soderberg, Lawson Crouse Antti Raanta, Darcy Kuemper, Vinnie Hinostroza, Lawson Crouse, and more. He signed Jakob Chychrun and Alex Goligoski. He led the team to the playoffs in 2020.
He was suspended by Commissioner Gary Bettman through the end of 2021 for conduct detrimental to the league and game. Bettman added that he breached his obligation to the team, reported by ESPN.
John resigned from the position in July 2020 just before the NHL playoffs. He had three years remaining on his contract after that season.