Louis "Lou" Lamoriello
(born October 21, 1942, in Providence, Rhode Island
) is the CEO
, and general manager
of the New Jersey Devils
of the National Hockey League
(NHL). Lamoriello, who has been with the Devils since 1987, has served longer than any current general manager in the league with a single franchise.
He played a key part in negotiating the settlement of the 2004–05 NHL lockout
After attending LaSalle Academy, Lamoriello graduated from Providence College
in 1963. He received varsity letters
in baseball and hockey and served each team as captain during his senior year.
Lamoriello was a math teacher at Johnston
High School for several years ending in the early 1970s.
Lamoriello became head coach
of the Providence College
men's ice hockey
team in 1968 and became athletic director
in July 1982. During the 1982-83 season, the Friars were 33-10-0—the best record in the nation that year—and appeared in the Frozen Four
for the first time since 1964. Lamoriello resigned as head coach in 1983. As athletic director, he hired Rick Pitino
as the head coach
of the men's basketball
team. Pitino would go on to take Providence to the Final Four
In July 1983, Lamoriello joined his fellow athletic directors at Boston College, Boston University, New... Read More