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Lowell Devils Coaching Staff Set

Wednesday, 08.16.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Lowell Devils Coaching Staff Set

LOWELL DEVILS COACHING STAFF SET;
KURT KLEINENDORST NAMED TEAM’S FIRST COACH
Chris Terreri Returns & Kevin Dean Added to Staff

East Rutherford, NJ and Lowell, MA – The New Jersey Devils today set the coaching staff for its top development team, the American Hockey League’s Lowell Devils.  Kurt Kleinendorst was named the first head coach in team history, and will be joined by goaltending coach Chris Terreri and assistant coach Kevin Dean.  The announcement was made by Lowell Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello.  As per organizational policy, no further terms were disclosed.

KURT KLEINENDORST

“Kurt Kleinendorst has been a member of our hockey operations staff for a number of years, and has coached at various levels prior to joining our organization,” said Lamoriello.  “We feel that he is the ideal teacher for our young players, as we prepare them for the rest of their hockey careers.  At the same time we welcome back Chris Terreri for his sixth season, and look forward to Kevin Dean joining us for this new challenge in his career.”

Kleinendorst, 45, was born December 31, 1960 in Grand Rapids, MN, and will be entering his seventh season with the New Jersey Devils.  He served as a member of the team’s scouting staff for the past five seasons, including the last four as special assignment scout, and the 2001-02 season as a pro scout.  Kleinendorst joined New Jersey as an assistant coach to Larry Robinson for the 2000-01 season after being named to the post August 22, 2000.

Prior to joining the Devils, he spent three seasons from 1997-00 as general manager/coach of the Manchester (U.K.) Storm, leading the team to the Super League Championship, while also receiving coach of the year honors during his second season.  Kleinendorst served two terms spanning five seasons as head coach/director of hockey operations for the Raleigh Ice Caps (ECHL), 1991-94 and 1995-97, and was named the league’s top coach in 1992-93.  He spent the 1994-95 campaign as assistant coach/assistant general manager of the IHL’s San Diego Gulls.

Kleinendorst began his coaching career in 1989 as president/founder of the Salt Lake City, UT-based North American Sports, Inc., where he was responsible for teams of select college and professional players that participated in a series of tours throughout Europe.

He played two seasons in Europe with the Rotterdam Pandas (Netherlands) in 1987-88, and Iserlohn (Germany) and Peliitat (Finland) in 1986-87.  Kleinendorst played professional hockey in North America for parts of five seasons between 1983-1990 in the CHL, AHL and IHL, including a nine-game stint in 1987-88 with the AHL’s Utica Devils.  His international experience includes time spent with the 1984 United States Olympic hockey team during its pre-Olympic tour, as well as the 1981 World Championships.  Kleinendorst played four seasons at Providence College from 1979-1983, and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.  As a senior, he was selected to the NCAA All-American Team, named ECAC Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.  Kurt and his wife, Deon, have four children:  Ryan (22), Kollin (19), Kaitlyn (15) and Jake (10).

CHRIS TERRERI

Terreri, 41, is entering his sixth season as goaltending coach with New Jersey’s development team, and 16th with the organization, including time as a player.  Heplayed 406 games with New Jersey, San Jose, Chicago and the NY Islanders during his 13-season NHL career.  Terreri is second on the club’s all-time games played list (302) among goaltenders, and is also second in minutes (16,561), wins (118), shutouts (7), and ties (34).  He was a member of New Jersey’s 1995 and 2000 Stanley Cup Championship squads.  Terreri became a regular in the team’s lineup during the 1989-90 season after making his Devils/NHL debut October 18, 1986.  He spent the 1986 through 1989 seasons with the AHL’s Maine Mariners and Utica Devils.  A member of the United States Olympic Team in 1988, Terreri also represented the U.S. during the 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1997 World Championships.  He was New Jersey’s third selection, and the 87th overall pick in the 1983 Entry Draft.  Terreri joined the Devils after a prestigious four-year career at Providence College which included two NCAA Final Four appearances, and being named Hockey East’s Player of the Year in 1985.  Born November 15, 1964 in Providence, RI, Chris and his wife, Jennifer have two daughters:  eight-year-old Celia Rose and six-year-old Jillian Jayne.

KEVIN DEAN

Dean, 37, was born April 1, 1969, and joins the Devils’ coaching staff following a professional career that spanned 12 seasons beginning in 1990-91, including eight seasons with the Devils’ organization.  He appeared in 331 career NHL games with New Jersey, Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago.  Dean began his pro career by appearing in seven games with Utica in 1990-91 following four seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of New Hampshire.  Overall, 230 of his 306 career AHL games played were with Utica/Albany.  Dean was the only player in the organization to be a part of New Jersey’s Stanley Cup Championship, and Albany’s Calder Cup Championship in 1994-95.  That season, he served the River Rats as captain, was named to the league’s First All-Star Team, and was selected to play in the mid-season All-Star Game.  Dean also saw action in 30 games with Cincinnati (ECHL) in 1991-92, 13 games with Cincinnati (IHL) in 1992-93, and retired as an active player following the 2001-02 season after playing in 76 games with Milwaukee (AHL).  The native of Madison, WI, represented the United States during the 1987 World Junior Championships, as well as the 1998 World Championships.  Dean was New Jersey’s fourth choice and 86th overall selection in the 1987 Entry Draft.  Kevin and his wife, Jill, reside in Madison, WI, with their four children:  daughters Lilly (7) and Polly (11 mo.), and sons K.C. (5) and Charlie (3).

KURT KLEINENDORST                      
COACHING RECORD   REGULAR SEASON            PLAYOFFS    
YEAR TEAM LEAGUE
GC
W
L
T
PTS
PCT
GC
W
L
PCT
1991-92 Raleigh ECHL
64
25
33
6
56
0.438
4
1
3
0.25
1992-93 Raleigh ECHL
64
37
22
5
79
0.617
10
5
5
0.5
1993-94 Raleigh ECHL
68
41
20
7
89
0.654
16
9
7
0.563
1995-96 Raleigh ECHL
70
25
32
13
63
0.45
4
1
3
0.25
1996-97 Raleigh ECHL
70
30
33
7
67
0.479
-
-
-
-
1997-98 Manchester Eng.
60
34
18
8
78
0.65
-
-
-
-
1998-99 Manchester Eng.
58
41
13
4
90
0.776
-
-
-
-
1999-00 Manchester Eng.
55
32
19
4
71
0.646
-
-
-
-
    ECHL Totals
336
158
140
38
354
0.527
34
16
18
0.471
    Eng. Totals
173
107
50
16
239
0.691
-
-
-
-
    Totals
509
265
190
54
593
0.583
34
16
18
0.471
                         
PRO PLAYING RECORD   REGULAR SEASON          PLAYOFFS      
YEAR TEAM
LEAGUE
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
1979-80 Providence
ECAC
32
10
17
27
4
-
-
-
-
-
1980-81 Providence
ECAC
32
16
20
36
18
-
-
-
-
-
  Unit. States
WEC-A
5
2
0
2
10
-
-
-
-
-
1981-82 Providence
ECAC
33
30
27
57
14
-
-
-
-
-
1982-83 Providence
ECAC
41
33
39
72
30
-
-
-
-
-
1983-84 Unit. States
Nat’l
44
8
18
26
6
-
-
-
-
-
  Tulsa
CHL
24
4
9
13
10
9
2
2
4
7
1984-85 New Haven
AHL
3
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
  Salt Lake
IHL
44
21
21
42
10
-
-
-
-
-
  Toledo
IHL
13
4
9
13
21
6
1
3
4
7
1985-86 Salt Lake
IHL
24
5
12
17
21
-
-
-
-
-
  Indianapolis
IHL
45
11
22
33
22
1
0
0
0
0
1986-87 Iserlohn
Ger.
1
1
0
1
0
-
-
-
-
-
  Peliitat
Fin.
27
16
7
23
17
-
-
-
-
-
1987-88 Rotterdam
Net.
42
39
32
71
16
-
-
-
-
-
  Ingolstadt
Ger.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Utica
AHL
9
0
1
1
0
-
-
-
-
-
1989-90 Salt Lake
IHL
5
1
1
2
2
-
-
-
-
-

ECAC Tournament MVP (1981) • ECAC Second All-Star Team (1982) • NCAA First All-American Team (1983) • ECAC Player of the Year (1983) • ECAC First All-Star Team (1983)

CHRIS TERRERI                    
REGULAR SEASON                  
YEAR TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T MINS GA SO AVG
1982-83 Providence ECAC 11 7 1 0 528 17 2 1.93
1983-84 Providence ECAC 10 4 2 0 391 20 0 3.07
1984-85 Providence HE 33 15 13 5 1956 116 1 3.35
  Unit. States WEC-A 3 - - - 111 12 - 6.48
1985-86 Providence HE 22 6 16 0 1320 84 0 3.74
  Unit. States WEC-A 5 - - - 286 20 1 4.2
1986-87 DEVILS NHL 7 0 3 1 286 21 0 4.41
  Maine AHL 14 4 9 1 765 57 0 4.47
  Unit. States WEC-A 2 0 2 0 100 12 0 7.2
1987-88 Unit. States Nat’l 26 17 7 2 1430 81 0 3.4
  Unit. States Olym. 3 1 1 0 127 14 0 6.58
  Utica AHL 7 5 1 0 399 18 0 2.71
1988-89 Utica AHL 39 20 15 3 2314 132 0 3.42
  DEVILS NHL 8 0 4 2 402 18 0 2.69
1989-90 DEVILS NHL 35 15 12 3 1933 110 0 3.41
1990-91 DEVILS NHL 53 24 21 7 2971 144 1 2.91
1991-92 DEVILS NHL 54 22 22 10 3185 169 1 3.18
1992-93 DEVILS NHL 48 19 21 3 2672 151 2 3.39
1993-94 DEVILS NHL 44 20 11 4 2340 106 2 2.72
1994-95 DEVILS NHL 15 3 7 2 734 31 0 2.53
1995-96 DEVILS NHL 4 3 0 0 210 9 0 2.57
  San Jose NHL 46 13 29 1 2516 155 0 3.7
1996-97 San Jose NHL 22 6 10 3 1200 55 0 2.75
  Chicago NHL 7 4 1 2 429 19 0 2.66
  Unit. States WC-A 6 2 3 1 357 16 0 2.69
1997-98 Chicago NHL 21 8 10 2 1222 49 2 2.41
  Indianapolis IHL 3 2 0 1 180 3 1 1
1998-99 DEVILS NHL 12 8 3 1 726 30 1 2.48
1999-00 DEVILS NHL 12 2  

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51