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Headed to the Hall: A look at Lamoriello

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils
Lamoriello – It was announced Tuesday that Devils President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello will be inducted into the Builder's category of the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 9 in Toronto.

Here's a closer look at his unparalleled résumé:

Born October 21, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island

Attended Providence College and then continued on as a Coach and Athletic Director (1967-1987) 15 years as a Coach, 5 years as Athletic Director

Captained both hockey and baseball teams while an undergraduate

Played, coached and managed in the Cape Cod Baseball League

Served as an assistant coach for four years at Providence immediately following graduation – in both hockey and baseball

Served as a member of Big East Conference Television Committee and NCAA Professional Sports Committee

One of the co-founders of the Hockey East Association

Served as Commissioner of Hockey East from 1983-1987

Lamoriello Cup has served as Hockey East’s Championship award since 1989

Became the New Jersey Devils President in April 1987 and assumed dual role as President and General Manager prior to the 1987-88 training camp; a position he has held for 21 seasons

Has assumed role of Head Coach of the Devils twice during his tenure: December 19, 2005 through the 2006 Playoffs and from April 2, 2007 through the 2007 Playoffs

Won the Stanley Cup three times – 1995, 2000 and 2003

Led Albany River Rats to the AHL Calder Cup Championship in 1995; became the first club since the 1976-77 season to win dual NHL/AHL championships

A member of the NHL Board of Governor Executive Committee and a member of the General Managers’ Steering Committee

Served as General Manager of Team USA during the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics

Over last 13 seasons with New Jersey, the Devils had had ten 100 point seasons and have won 4 Eastern Conference and 7 Atlantic Division championships

Inducted into the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982

Named winner of the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1992

Named recipient of the 2000 Unico National Vince Lombardi Award for Professional Sports Achievement

Received Honorary Doctorate Degree from Providence College in 2001

Inducted into New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame in 2002

Received Ellis Island Medal of Honor, May 2003

Inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame and the LaSalle Academy (Rhode Island) Hall of Fame in 2004

Member of the Board of Directors of the Yogi Berra Museum since 2006

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