New Jersey Devils name Ray Shero general manager

The New Jersey Devils made a huge splash on Monday, announcing the hiring of Ray Shero as the team's new general manager.

Lou Lamoriello, who served as general manager for all three of the Devils' Stanley Cup championships, will continue in his role as team president, with Shero reporting to him.

Lamoriello told reporters on a conference call Monday afternoon that he recommended Shero, the former GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins, for the job.

"Ray is well-respected throughout the hockey industry and knows what it takes to win," Lamoriello said in a team release. "His 22 seasons of NHL front-office experience will be beneficial to the New Jersey Devils organization. I look forward to working alongside Ray."

According to Lamoriello, Shero will make the decision when it comes to hiring a new coach.

The 52-year-old Shero, regarded as one of the most respected men in hockey, also is heavily involved with USA Hockey. He is a member of the national team advisory board and served as the assistant GM of the U.S. team in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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