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Westbury hires new GM





Until the 2017 AFHL Trade Deadline




Stephen LeDrew Announced as

New GM of the Westbury franchise



January 5th, 2017

The AFHL announced today that Stephen LeDrew has been named the new GM/coach of the Westbury Royals.

LeDrew has a decade of experience in fantasy hockey. In one of his leagues, he made it to the Finals six years in a row.

AFHL commissioner Anthony Furino met with LeDrew for lunch yesterday and LeDrew said he gasped when Furino asked him if he was interested in joining the league.

“I was a bit taken back,” LeDrew said in a news conference on Thursday afternoon. “I wasn’t speechless, because my first words were: ‘Absolutely, I want to do that.’ But it was a bit shocking. After that I got my game face on and we discussed details.”

Furino opted for LeDrew over other candidates because of LeDrew’s accomplishments and availability for full time duty. He has plenty of time to put into rebuilding this team.

“I hired him because I believe he will be extremely active and has good knowledge of prospects in hockey,” the commissioner said. “He also has a good personality and most importantly, he has a great GM skillset. He’s the kind of guy who won’t be pushed over.”

Although he’s a little intimidated by the fact that he is the sixth GM in Westbury’s franchise history, LeDrew believes he has inherited a well balanced team with the potential to get into the playoffs as soon as next year.

“A couple of changes need to be made but overall I think we have a young group of players and a good mix of veterans,” said LeDrew. “The focus right now will be making sure there is a good foundation in place and then moving into the right direction.”

When asked about how he thinks he will get along with the other GMs in the AFHL, LeDrew said he thinks he’ll get along just fine.

“Commissioner gave me some good advice,” LeDrew said. “He told me to just be myself and not worry about what other guys think. So I’m just going to have fun and do my thing.”

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