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Claude Loiselle out, Imran Khan in as the Tampa Bay Lightning's co-assistant general manager



The Lightning made a notable administrative move Friday, naming Imran Khan as a co-assistant general manager after the contract of Claude Loiselle, in the job since 2005, was not renewed. His contract actually expired on July 31 but remained with the team through Sept. 30. 

GM Brian Lawton said the change was part of a process of getting the organization to run more efficiently.

Khan is a former intern of Lawton’s at the Octagon sports management agency, where Lawton ran the hockey division. Loiselle also is a former Lawton intern. Khan, 26, a 2005 Yale graduate, for the last year was in charge of business development and strategic planning for the Lightning.

Lawton, who called Khan his “right-hand guy for me all the way through,” said Khan will handle CBA administrative issues and helping with contracts.

“He’s the smartest person I know by a mile,” Lawton said. “I know the (collective bargain agreement) inside out and he challenges me.”

In a hockey move, AHL Norfolk signed goaltender Jaroslav Janus to a tryout contract. That gives the Admirals three goalies, including Riku Helenius and Dustin Tokarski. Janus, 20, was drafted 162nd overall in June. 

[Last modified: Sunday, November 1, 2009 12:15am]


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