Lou Lamoriello - President/General Manager
In his 28th NHL season as Devils’ president/general manager...Assumed role of head coach, April 2, 2007 through post-season...Also served as coach from December 19, 2005 through end of 2006 playoffs; led club to 32-14- 4=68pt (.680) mark and first-place finish...Served as CEO of New Jersey Nets for two-plus seasons from 2001-02 until sale of the team in 2004; franchise made consecutive NBA Finals’ appearances following the 2002 and 2003 seasons...Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category, November 9, 2009; inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, October 2012...Has created lasting impact with dynamic, disciplined, progressive style of management and leadership at club’s helm...Permeates organization with perpetually optimistic, full-speed ahead approach...Has overall authority regarding all hockey operations...His careful construction of the Devils through the draft, trades, and free agent acquisitions led team to Stanley Cup Championships in the 2002-03, 1999-00, and 1994-95 seasons...Club’s record was 1,061-743-254 (.582) during the regular-season and 136-116 (.540) in the post-season through his first 27 years...Total includes 13 100- point seasons, five Eastern Conference and nine Atlantic Division regular-season championships over the past 19 seasons...At 396-275-110 (.577) in the 1990’s and 422- 223-95 (.634) in the 2000’s, team owned NHL’s second-best record during each of the last two decades...Also oversees player personnel of organization’s development team in Albany (AHL); led team to 1994-95 Calder Cup Championship...Organization was first since 1976-77 to win dual NHL/AHL championships the same season...Past member of the NHL Board of Governors’ Executive Committee...Served as general manager of Team USA for 1998 Winter Olympic Games...Also GM for Team USA during first-ever World Cup tourney, summer 1996, as USA captured championship...Exhibited his typical tenacious work ethic in ground-breaking efforts to land Soviet talent, 1989...Named club’s second president April 30, 1987; assumed dual role as president/GM prior to 1987-88 training camp...A proven winner, spent two decades as guiding force behind Providence College’s hockey success before arriving on the professional sports scene...Left post as athletic director at P.C. to join the Devils after holding that position for five years...Served as hockey coach for 15 seasons, compiling impressive .578 winning percentage (248-179-13) while guiding Friars to 12 post-season tournaments in a row, including 1983 Final Four in his final season...During last five seasons (1978-83) of coaching, compiled a record of 107-58-4 and had more players drafted by the National Hockey League after entering college than any other college team during those years...Helped propel numerous players and administrators toward NHL careers during his tenure at Providence...Was one of five founders of Hockey East Association; served as commissioner of seven-team league from 1983-87, which became one of the most prestigious hockey conferences in the country under his direction...The Lamoriello Cup/Trophy has served as Hockey East’s championship award since 1989...Oversaw Providence College’s rise to national basketball prominence, hiring current University of Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino to coach the Friars...Captained both hockey and baseball teams while an undergraduate...Served as member of Big East Conference Television Committee, and NCAA Professional Sports Committee...Was responsible for administration of 22 varsity teams and for the operation of all athletic facilities as athletic director...Played, coached and managed in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League and at Thetford Mines of the Quebec Provincial League...Inducted into National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, November 2012...Inducted into Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame class of 2009...Has served on the board of directors of the Yogi Berra Museum since 2006...A member of the board of Yankee Global Enterprises since 2004...Inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2004; also inducted into LaSalle Academy (RI) Hall of Fame the same year...Recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor, May 2003...Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey, 2002...Received honorary doctorate degree from Providence College, 2001...Named recipient of 2000 Unico National’s Vincent T. Lombardi Award for professional sports achievement...Received 1992 Lester Patrick Trophy in recognition for service to hockey in the United States...Inducted into P.C. Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982...Has three adult children, Christopher, Heidi and Tim, and five grandchildren, Mary Anastasia, Anastasia Carina, Gabrielle Rose, Jack William and Carina Mary.
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