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Jacques Lemaire – Special Assignment Coach

In sixth season of second stint with Devils; served club as head coach for third time from December 23, 2010 through end of 2010- 11...Became eighth individual to reach 600-win mark as head coach on February 10, 2011...Originally stepped down as head coach April 26, 2010; re-joined club July 13, 2009 after serving Minnesota Wild as head coach for nine seasons...Served as associate coach for Gold Medal-winning Team Canada at 2010 Olympic Winter Games...His 509 games coached, 276 wins, 61 post-season games and 35 playoff victories with New Jersey are tops in franchise history...As first coach in Wild history, compiled a 293-255-108=694pt (.529) mark over eight seasons and 2003 Western Conference Finals appearance, while capturing second career Jack Adams Award as league’s top coach...Named Minnesota’s coach June 19, 2000 after serving Montreal as senior consultant to the general manager...Including 1995 Stanley Cup Championship, led Devils to five post-season appearances and to Eastern Conference’s best record in both 1996-97 (45-23-14=104pts) and 1997-98 (48-23-11=107pts)...Originally named organization’s eighth coach June 28, 1993 and served for five years; won Adams Award in first season with club...Prior to joining organization, served Canadiens’ Hockey Operations Department for eight seasons from 1985-86 through 1992-93...Held title of assistant to the managing director for seven of those eight seasons, spending 1988-89 as managing director of the Verdun Junior Canadiens (QMJHL)...Also had dual titles as managing director of Fredericton (AHL) for two seasons in 1991-92 and 1992-93, as well as director of hockey operations for three seasons from 1985-86 through 1987-88...Named Montreal’s head coach February 24, 1984; voluntarily stepped down following 1984-85 season...Led club to Wales Conference Finals in 1984 and first-place Adams Division finish in 1984-85...Began coaching career in 1979 as player/coach of HC Sierre in Switzerland...Returned to North America in 1981 as an assistant coach with SUNY Plattsburgh...In 1982-83, was named head coach of the QMJHL’s expansion franchise in Longueuil, leading club to league finals its inaugural season...Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984, following a 12-season playing career with Montreal...A member of eight Stanley Cup Championship teams; recorded Cup-clinching goal in 1977...As a member of Montreal’s staff, also won Stanley Cup Championships during the 1985-86 and 1992-93 seasons...Born September 7, 1945, in Lasalle, Que.; Jacques and his wife, Mychele, have two sons, Patrice and Danyk, and one daughter, Magalie, as well as five grandchildren, Jeremy, Xavier, Zachary, Emma and Kara.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 50 23 9 3 32
A. Henrique 55 12 20 -1 32
J. Jagr 57 11 18 -10 29
P. Elias 52 10 15 -14 25
S. Gomez 38 5 18 -9 23
M. Zidlicky 62 4 19 -8 23
T. Zajac 54 9 10 -5 19
S. Bernier 47 10 8 1 18
M. Ryder 43 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 44 2 16 2 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 22 23 6 .926 2.23
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59