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Adam Oates, Scott Stevens named new coaches for the Devils

12/27/2014 11:23 EST | Updated 02/26/2015 05:59 EST
The New Jersey Devils have announced that Adam Oates and Scott Stevens will become the new bench bosses. Only 24 hours after firing head coach Pete DeBoer, the Devils added Oates and Stevens to the coaching staff.

It is not clear what the official titles will be for either new coach, but Oates will handle the forwards, while Stevens takes on defence. 

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Former forward Adam Oates played in the NHL for nearly 20 years, and coached the Washington Capitals from 2012-14. Former defenceman Scott Stevens played 22 years in the NHL, including 13 seasons with the Devils. He has never coached an NHL team.

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