TODAY ON “NHL HOUR WITH COMMISSIONER GARY BETTMAN”
NEW YORK (November 5, 2009) – New Jersey Devils President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello will be a guest on today’s edition of NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettmanon NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio. The show airs from 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET.
On November 9, Lamoriello will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame along with former NHL players Brian Leetch, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Steve Yzerman. Lamoriello is being honored in the Builder category for his more than four decades of service to the game as a championship college coach and athletic director; Stanley Cup-winning NHL general manager, team president and CEO; and title-winning GM in international hockey.
Over the last 23 years, his stewardship of the Devils has produced eleven 100-point seasons, four Eastern Conference titles, eight Atlantic Division crowns and Stanley Cup championships in 1995, 2000 and 2003.
As general manager of Team USA, Lamoriello was the architect of the club that won the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996. He also served as the general manager for the 1998 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team.
A 1992 recipient of the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States, Lamoriello captained both the hockey and baseball teams as an undergraduate at Providence College. He went on to serve as the hockey coach and athletic director at his alma mater, guiding the Friars to the 1983 Frozen Four. Lamoriello was one of the founders of the Hockey East Association, serving as commissioner from 1983 to 1987.
NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204 and on SIRIUS Channel 208 as part of the “Best of XM” programming package) and NHL.com. The show will re-air on SIRIUS XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.
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