|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Yup, even our own GM had jumped behind the bench for the Devils. But it was by necessity.
In 05-06, Larry Robinson resigned his post. Rather than find a replacement (Likely because there wasn't
one he could trust.), he put himself behind the bench. It was the first time he coached a team since he
was at Providence College.
Then, the following season, with about a week left in the season, he fired Claude Julien, citing that
"something was missing" from the team. Yeah, trust in the head guy. I'll talk more about that on Julien's
Yup. Lou was always about making bold moves over the years. And I don't just mean behind the bench,
either. I mean, that reputation all began when he was named president of the Devils back in 87: he then
named himself the GM, and followed that with a trade announcement.
And of course, a lot of us know what happened over the next 28 seasons, both with him and with the
Over the last few seasons of his tenure, I was under the impression that if he were to leave the post, that
it would be under his own terms. In May, 2015, I think I was proven right; it was then that he announced
Ray Shero as his successor. Believe what you want about the story that Josh Harris had something to do
with the resignation. I'm not putting on that tin foil hat.
He would step down as team president 2 months later to join the Toronto Maple Leafs as GM, as a
favor (?) to Brendan Shanahan, the first player he ever drafted all those years ago.
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
|Louis Anthony Lamoriello
Born: 10.21.42 Providence, Rhode Island