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Devils welcome Ray Shero as new GM, Lou Lamoriello remains president
Tue, 05 May 2015 00:05:12 +0000
Newark, NJ, United States (4E Sports) - The New Jersey Devils welcomed a new general manager Monday as Ray Shero joined the team's front office with Lou Lamoriello staying as the president of hockey operations.
Shero was the former manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-2014 and led them to a Stanley Cup in the 2008-2009 season.
He was fired following the 2013-2014 season when Pittsburgh suffered a second round series loss to the New York Rangers despite a 3-1 series lead.
"I think we have to be realistic in life in different areas and be honest and right now this is the perfect time and the perfect person with great experience [in Shero ]," Lamorellio said.
"I think we'll be the beneficiary of [this hire] as an organization. The one thing that has been consistent in this organization and with every conversation I've had with Ray was the ability he has," he added.
Lamorellio was the Devils president and GM for 28 seasons before the hiring of Shero .
The Devils won three Stanley Cup championships in 21 playoff appearances under Lamorellio as GM.
"Ray is well respected throughout the hockey industry and knows what it takes to win," Lamorellio ssaid .
"His 22 seasons of NHL front-office experience will be beneficial to the New Jersey Devils organization. I look forward to working alongside Ray," he also stated.
Meanwhile, Shero said working with a Hall of Famer like Lamorellio is something he would not turn down.
Shero's first task is to hire a new head coach for the Devils who missed the playoffs in the past three seasons though there is no timetable for it.