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Lamoriello doesn’t plan on luring any Devils’ staff to Leafs, including his son

Lou Lamoriello

Lou Lamoriello


It seems Lou Lamoriello’s departure from New Jersey might be different from Ray Shero’s move to the Devils in a key way.

Since Shero joined the Devils as their general manager, he has leaned on his former employees with the Penguins to help fill important positions. On Friday it was announced that Tom Fitzgerald was leaving the Penguins to become the Devils’ assistant general manager and the Devils’ new head coach, John Hynes, previously worked for Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate.

Lamoriello, who has resigned as president of the Devils to take over as the Maple Leafs’ general manager, doesn’t plan on bringing any members of New Jersey’s staff with him, per the Bergen Record. He doesn’t even anticipate his son, Chris, joining him in Toronto. Chris Lamoriello has been with New Jersey for 18 years and has spent the past 14 serving as the general manager for the Devils’ AHL affiliate. He holds the title of senior vice president of hockey operations.

“Chris is a New Jersey Devil and he’s a good hockey person,” Lamoriello said. “His fate is in Ray’s hands.”

One person from Lamoriello’s past that might join Toronto though is David Conte as the long-time director of scouting was fired in July after Shero took over.

Hearing Leafs are moving quickly under LL. “Quite likely” they’ll hire David Conte, the 66-year old former Director of Scouting for NJD.

— Greg Brady (@bradyfan590) July 25, 2015

I wouldn’t rule out David Conte joining Maple Leafs, but if he does my guess is it will be in more of a consultant/advisor role in scouting.

— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 25, 2015

Conte was talking about cutting back on his workload at some point anyway. Didn’t get chance to make transition plan before being let go.

— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 25, 2015

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