Lindy Ruff’s coaching staff took a blow this offseason, losing assistant coach Andrew Brunette, who took the Nashville Predators head coaching gig.
In Brunette’s place, the Devils have added former NHL head coach Travis Green to the coaching staff.
“Travis has a wealth of coaching experience from his time at the junior, AHL and NHL levels,” Ruff said in a team released statement. “He is super excited about working with our team and I know his attention to detail within the game will have a positive impact.
“Travis’s energy and engaging personality are great assets for our group, and a huge benefit when working with our players one-on-one.”
Green returns to the NHL after being dismissed as the Canucks head coach in December 2021. He spent five years with Vancouver and led them to the Western Conference Finals during the 2020 season.
Prior to that, Green spent four seasons coaching the Utica Comets of the AHL, which is now an affiliate of the Devils. He won 35 or more games in all four seasons and clinched a playoff berth twice.
On top of his coaching career, Green’s playing career spanned 14 seasons with stops in New York, Arizona, Toronto, Boston, and Anaheim. He recorded 455 points (193 goals, 262 assists) in 970 career games.
Source: Yahoo Sports