Bunting pumped that Spezza is remaining with the Leafs in front-office role


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Michael Bunting will miss the presence of Jason Spezza in the Maple Leafs’ dressing room, but is glad the recently retired veteran won’t be too far away.

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When Spezza immediately joined the Leafs’ front office upon retiring at the end of May, Bunting was among those thrilled with the news of Spezza’s first post-playing job as a special assistant to general manager Kyle Dubas.

“He is still part of our team, just in a different role and everyone will still be excited to see him at the rink every day,” Bunting said. “I’m really happy he will be around the guys. 

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“He was a guy I looked up to all year, just the way he carried himself. He played so many games in this league and was still like a kid out there and in the room. It’s unfortunate his career is over, but he is sticking around and that’s awesome.”



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