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Devils to honor goaltending coach Caron

Tuesday, 02.05.2013 / 5:34 PM / News

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Devils to honor goaltending coach Caron
The New Jersey Devils on Tuesday announced that goalie coach Jacques Caron, a fixture with the organization the past 20 seasons, will be honored prior to the March 16 game against the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils on Tuesday announced that goalie coach Jacques Caron, a fixture with the organization the past 20 seasons, will be honored prior to the March 16 game against the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center.

Caron, the longest serving coach in franchise history, joined the Devils on Aug. 9, 1993. He played a big part in the success of Martin Brodeur, who was selected in the first round (No. 20) of the 1990 NHL Draft. Caron also played a role in all three of the team's Stanley Cup titles (1995, 2000, 2003).

"I'm happy for him," Brodeur said. "He's been a big part of my career and my success. People always think he was [my personal coach]."

Caron has worked with all goalies in the organization, including those in the NHL, American Hockey League and ECHL. Prior to joining New Jersey, Caron spent 12 years (1980-81 through 1991-92) with the Hartford Whalers in various coaching capacities.

Caron's professional playing career began in 1959-60 and spanned 18 years. He played in 72 regular-season NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks between 1967-68 and 1973-74, compiling a 24-29-11 record with two shutouts and a 3.29 goals-against average.

Caron had his best NHL season with St. Louis in 1971-72, producing a 2.52 GAA in 28 appearances.

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