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A Contract Extension For John Hynes

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today announced that the club has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Head Coach John Hynes. The announcement was made by Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero, on behalf of Managing Partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer.

"John's leadership has been instrumental in building both culture and systems that are focused on the development of our players," said Shero. "He has cultivated a group of veteran leaders, while helping our young players develop and gain experience. John is to be commended for the progress the team has made under his direction and this commitment shows that we are confident in the role he will play in our future success." 

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No captain, no problem for Devils

Via NHL.com, his report from NJ.com's Rich Chere isn't exactly surprising:

The Devils' equipment managers haven't begun sewing a 'C' onto the jerseys of Andy Greene, Adam Henrique or anyone else.

That's because the Devils may not have a captain this season.

"There is no rush for this. I'm not sure we'll have one," general manager Ray Shero told NJ Advance Media. "Maybe we will. I don't want to paint myself into a corner by saying we'll have one and we don't, or we won't have one and we do."

If they do decide to name a captain, who will make the pick?

"If we choose a captain it will be a combination of the head coach (John Hynes) and myself," Shero said. "If we pick one out, it will be after due consideration. And hopefully it will be the right choice."

If the Devils get younger this season, wouldn't a captain be important?

"I don't know. John and myself have never been here before with these players, so it's hard for me to answer. We don't know the players yet," Shero said.

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Official Release- John Hynes Named Head Coach Of The New Jersey Devils

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today named John Hynes as the 17th head coach in team history. The announcement was made by Devils’ General Manager Ray Shero. Hynes was introduced at a press conference this afternoon at Prudential Center.

“John Hynes is an individual with extensive coaching experience on the collegiate, professional and national levels,” said Shero. “He has been successful at each one and we are fully confident in what he will bring to the Devils’ organization."

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