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Lamoriello Steps Down From GM Role With New Jersey Devils

Lou Lamoriello was the Devils General Manager since April 30, 1987.

(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

 

Lou Lamoriello announced, on Monday May 4, that he is stepping down as General Manager of the New Jersey Devils and naming Ray Shero to replace him in that role.

Lamoriello, who has held the title of General Manager since April 30, 1987, will continue to remain with the organization as Team President. During his 28 years he has served as GM, the Devils have won three Stanley Cups, five Eastern Conference Championships, and nine division titles in 21 playoff appearances.

Lamoriello said, “Ray is well-respected throughout the hockey industry and knows what it takes to win, his 22 seasons of NHL front office experience will be beneficial to the New Jersey Devils organization. I look forward to working alongside Ray.”

Shero, 52, is currently involved with USA Hockey as a member of its National Team Advisory Board, most recently serving as the Assistant General Manager at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He becomes the fourth General Manager in the history of the Devils.

From 2006 to 2014, Shero served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning a Stanley Cup, Back to Back Eastern Conference Championships and three division titles. Following the 2012-2013 season he was voted GM of the Year by a panel of his fellow General Managers.

Shero and his father, late Hall of Fame Coach Fred Shero, are one of the few father-son tandems to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. Fred Shero also previously served as a radio commentator for the Devils in the late 1980s.

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