NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -The New Jersey Devils have filled out the coaching staffs of their minor league teams in Albany, N.Y. and Trenton.
Trenton coach Rick Kowalsky has been promoted and will be the head coach of the Albany Devils of the AHL. He will be assisted by Tommy Albelin, who was on Jacques Lemaire's staff with the Devils last season.
Kevin Dean will replace Kowalsky as the coach of the ECHL's Trenton Devils. Vince Williams will remain an assistant with Trenton.
The announcements were made by Chris Lamoriello, who is the general manager of both the Albany and Trenton teams.
This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.
— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday