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Hynes one of seven new coaches in NHL

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

They have won the Stanley Cup twice and the Calder Cup twice. Two of them are switching teams, two were out of work, two are being promoted from the minor leagues, and one is arriving from college.

They range in age from 40 to 52. One has 1,094 games of NHL experience; one has 602; and three have zero.

There will be seven new coaches in the NHL next season after the Detroit Red Wings filled the final vacancy when they hired Jeff Blashill on Tuesday.

John Hynes, New Jersey Devils – This will be Hynes' first NHL coaching job after winning at least 42 games in each of his five seasons with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the American Hockey League. He was hired by Devils general manager Ray Shero on June 2, the same GM who hired him to work in the Penguins organization in 2009.

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