His first order of business was naming John Hynes as coach, which he did on June 2.
"I understand how the players feel with all the changes they're going through," Hynes said. "It's personal yet important to know as a coach where each guy is at individually, and we've been doing quite of bit of video work on systems and styles of play, line combinations and understanding our players."
Shero has promised to create a much younger, faster team. He has signed or re-signed several young players to challenge for roster spots in training camp, and approved the selection of forward Pavel Zacha with the No. 6 choice in the 2015 NHL Draft.
He is one of three key questions facing the Devils: