New Jersey Devils head coach Sheldon Keefe in a press conference.
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Sheldon Keefe makes first comments as a New Jersey Devil

Published May 23, 2024 at 10:56

Sheldon Keefe made his first official comments since he became a member of the New Jersey Devils organization.

Less than a month after losing his job with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe was name as the 22nd head coach of the New Jersey Devils history.

In a press release, both Tom Fitzgerald, the President and General Manager of the team, and Sheldon Keefe shared their thoughts:

"This was an invigorating process for me, having met with many qualified candidates and hearing how attractive this position was to them. Sheldon jumped to the top of my list when he became available, and I was thrilled when he agreed to be a part of what we are building here. He is an excellent communicator, believes in collaboration, and will take what he has learned previously to make this team a Stanley Cup contender. The organization is incredibly excited to welcome Sheldon, his wife, Jackie, and his two boys, Landon and Wyatt to New Jersey." - Tom Fitzgerald

"This is an exciting time, and I'm honored to be a member of the Devils' organization. To have the chance to lead this young, dynamic team and to see the potential that can still be unlocked is all very attractive for me. After meeting with David, Josh, Tom, and other members of the organization and in talking with my family, this was an opportunity that I couldn't turn down. I know this organization has a great history of winning and I look forward to getting started to work on leading them back to that level." - Sheldon Keefe

Fans are looking forward to what Keefe will bring to the table. After a string of disappointing playoff exits with the Toronto Maple Leafs, they sure hope that he can overcome his struggles to lead the Devils to a Stanley Cup.

More to come.
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