The Devils will give Ray Shero more time to rebuild.
As New Jersey’s players cleaned out their lockers Monday after finishing last in the Metropolitan Division this season, the Devils announced they have signed Shero to a multiyear contract extension. No further details on the deal were immediately available.
#NJDevils Managing Partner Josh Harris announces a multi-year extension for General Manager Ray Shero. pic.twitter.com/L4VNvCTYVQ
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 8, 2019
The Devils have missed the playoffs in three of Shero’s four seasons at the helm, continuing a drought that began on his predecessor Lou Lamiorello’s watch with three consecutive seasons on the outside looking in.
Put it all together and the Devils are a franchise far removed from their glory days when they made the playoffs 20 of 22 seasons from 1990-2012, winning three titles and making the Stanley Cup final twice more in that span.
The Devils previously signed coach John Hynes, who has been in place throughout Shero’s tenure, to an undisclosed “multiyear” extension in January.
Shero, 56, previously spent 12 years as Penguins GM, overseeing a Stanley Cup winner in 2009.