NEWARK (N.J.) — The New Jersey DevilsWednesday saw the firing of their assistant coaches. Mark RecchiWhile not renewing the contract Alain Nasreddine.
General Manager Tom FitzgeraldThe announcements were made Wednesday, less than one week after the fact. New Jersey missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive seasonIt was the ninth time in ten years.
Recchi was appointed two years ago, when Lindy Rudolph was named head coach. Recchi played 22 years in the NHL, winning three Stanley Cups. He was also elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame for 2017.
In 2015, the Devils named Nasreddine as an assistant coach. He was then named assistant coach by Devils in 2015. After taking over, Ruff kept Nasreddine with him.