Jaques Lemaire Retires from New Jersey Devils

Hall of Fame Head Coach Jaques Lamaire has announced his retirement after the Devils were bounced from the playoffs in the first round.

Lemaire coached 16 years in the NHL with Montreal, Minnesota, and two seperate stints with the New Jersey Devils. He leaves with a 588-441-60 record with 124 ties. He coached the Devils to the 1995 Stanley Cup and was twice named the top coach in the league.

Lemaire who will be 65 this year said “It’s just time,” said Lemaire at his new confrence.

The Devils won the Atlantic Division this season with a 48-27-7 record good for second in the confrence. However they were quickly eliminated from the playoffs by the 7th seeded Philadelphia Flyers.

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