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Jacques Laperriere – Special Assignment Coach

Entering 12th season with Devils’ organization and seventh year in current post; served club as assistant coach for four seasons after being named to position August 5, 2003...Coaching career has spanned more than three decades following an 11-season Hall of Fame playing career...Joined the Devils after serving the NY Islanders as an assistant coach the previous two seasons...Was an assistant to P. Burns for three-plus seasons with Boston, 1997-98 through 2000-01, and with Montreal, 1988-89 through 1991-92...A member of the Canadiens’ coaching staff for 16 seasons beginning in 1981, winning the Stanley Cup in 1986 and 1993, and served as assistant general manager during the 1981-82 season...Coached the Montreal Red-White-Blue (QMJHL) during the 1975-76 season and Montreal Jr. (QMJHL) in 1976-77...Career totals show 40 goals and 242 assists for 282 points and 674 penalty minutes in 691 games with Montreal...As a player, was a member of six of the Canadiens’ Stanley Cup Championship teams: 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1973...Named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team twice (1965, 1966), Second All-Star Team two times (1964, 1970), was winner of the James Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman in 1966, appeared in five All-Star Games (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970) and was recipient of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 1964...Retired as an active player following a knee injury in 1974...Born November 22, 1941 in Rouyn, Que...Jacques and his wife, Elaine, have three children: sons, Martin and Daniel, and daughter, Michele...Daniel played in 48 NHL games with St. Louis and Ottawa from 1992-93 through 1995-96.

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