After a 28-year run,
The 72-year-old Lamoriello announced the change Monday, noting that he will remain as president of hockey operations.
He said he has considered stepping down for a while and that he was not forced out by ownership after missing the playoffs the last three seasons.
Lamoriello has led the Devils since 1987, guiding them to three
"Certainly there has been a certain philosophy here that has been successful for a number of years and I think the decision was getting someone who had experiences in different organizations, but also has had the background in winning and knows what it is to win and has experienced winning," Lamoriello said in explaining the move. "That's pretty important in anything you do. There is a difference."
The 52-year-old Shero was let go as the
Shero will run the team, and he will be in charge or hiring a new coach, said Lamoriello, noting that Shero will report to him.
It was the third win in three games for both North American teams and Sweden equaled their record by routing Latvia, 8-1. Last year's runner-up Finland blanked Norway, 5-0, for its second win.
Philadelphia Flyers center