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Sharks name Robinson associate coach

Sunday, 07.08.2012 / 4:35 PM / News

NHL.com

The New Jersey Devils aren't only losing a top player, but another man behind the bench.

Larry Robinson, who helped Peter DeBoer guide the Devils to the Stanley Cup Final this year, was named associate coach of the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Robinson is the second assistant coach to leave New Jersey in a matter of weeks after Adam Oates was named coach of the Washington Capitals on June 26.

Robinson, 61, was an assistant coach for New Jersey when it won its first Stanley Cup in 1995, and led the Devils to their second championship as coach in 2000 after taking over for Robbie Ftorek late in the regular season. He has had four stints with the Devils as either coach or assistant coach since 1999.

He also served as coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 1995 to 1999.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round