June 17, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have named Geoff Ward and Alain Nasreddine as assistant coaches for John Hynes.

General manager Ray Shero announced the hirings on Wednesday. There was no word on whether Adam Oates, Scott Stevens and Chris Terreri would be retained from last year's staff.

Ward spent last season with Adler Mannheim of the German Ice Hockey League, where he was named the coach of the year and led the Eagles to the championship. His coaching career spans 22 years, including seven seasons (2007-08 through 2013-14) as an assistant coach with Boston.

Nasreddine joins the Devils' organization after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach under Hynes with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). During that time, his defensive corps allowed the league's fewest goals four times.

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