Ray Shero was named the fourth General Manager in the history of the New Jersey Devils Monday. Lou Lamoriello, who had served as Devils GM since April 1987, will remain with the team in his role as President.
• Shero named GM of Devils; Lamoriello still President
“I think we’ll be the beneficiary of [this hire] as an organization,” Lamoriello said. “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 has no ego and knows the logo is the most important thing, and when you get that, that’s a good feeling; a very positive thing happened today.”
• Lamoriello timeline highlighted by three Stanley Cup wins
The banners that hang from the ceiling of Prudential Center are there in part because of how Lamoriello ran the New Jersey Devils for 28 years as general manager.
• Shero recognizes Devils need more offense
Shero has every intention of making the New Jersey Devils the perennial Stanley Cup contenders they were for so long under Lamoriello. He plans to get there by adding more firepower.
• Shero on NHL Live