Friday January 23rd, 2015

New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello has been sued by the former president of the Prudential Center, according to NJ Advance Media

Richard Krezwick, who used to be president of Devils Arena Entertainment, filed a lawsuit that claims Lamoriello "regularly cursed and disparaged him," criticism he says cost him $2.25 million.

Krezwick alleges that when he was offered a four-year deal worth more than $700,000 a year to take over as president and CEO of MetLife Stadium in 2012, he turned it down when then-Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek promised him a future multi-year contract. 

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From NJ Advance Media:

In the spring of 2013, the lawsuit claims, Vanderbeek was close to finalizing a deal to sell the team to Philadelphia attorney Andy Barroway. Krezwick said Lamoreillo "disparaged Krezwick's professional competence" during a meeting with a Barroway consultant.

The lawsuit also claims that Lamoreillo was negative about Krezwick to other NHL executives, "jeopardizing his potential for future employment with other NHL clubs."

After the team was sold, Krezwick says he was fired without warning by the team's new ownership.

The lawsuit is seeking damages of at least $2.39 million, according to NJ Advance Media.

- Molly Geary

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