Shocking news from the New Jersey Devils on Monday afternoon: they've named former Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero the fourth GM in Devils franchise history. Lou Lamoriello has held that post since 1987, and he's taking a step back, although he'll remain in charge as team president.
BREAKING: Lou Lamoriello has named Ray Shero as the fourth general manager in #NJDevils history.— New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) May 4, 2015
Shero will report to Lamoriello, who will continue in his role as the team’s president.— New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) May 4, 2015
Lamoriello: "Ray is well respected throughout the hockey industry and knows what it takes to win." (1/2)— New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) May 4, 2015
Lamoriello said that Shero will be the one who makes the decision on the new head coach of the Devils.
ILWT will have much more analysis of this shortly. In the meantime, discuss the news here.