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Jacques Lemaire – Special Assignment Coach

In fifth 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 in 656 regular-season games behind the bench…Led team to 2003 Western Conference Finals 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…Appeared in both the 1970 and 1973 NHL All-Star Games, recording a career-high 44 goals and 95 points in 1972-73…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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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