Sheldon Keefe goes public for the first time since joining the Devils

Julien Trekker
May 23, 2024  (10:54)

New Jersey Devils head coach Sheldon Keefe in a pres conference.
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Sheldon Keefe made his first public statement since being hired as the 22nd head coach in the history of the New Jersey Devils.

It was made official this morning by the Devils: Sheldon Keefe joined the organization as their new head coach.
The President and General Manager of the team, Tom Fitzgerald, made the following comments in a press release:
"The New Jersey Devils announced today that the team has hired Sheldon Keefe as its 22nd head coach in team history. The announcement was made by President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald.

"This was an invigorating process for me, having met with many qualified candidates and hearing how attractive this position was to them. Sheldon jumped to the top of my list when he became available, and I was thrilled when he agreed to be a part of what we are building here. He is an excellent communicator, believes in collaboration, and will take what he has learned previously to make this team a Stanley Cup contender. The organization is incredibly excited to welcome Sheldon, his wife, Jackie, and his two boys, Landon and Wyatt to New Jersey."

Coach Keefe also shared a few words. He explained why he couldn't turn down the Devils' offer, why he's honored to be a member of that organization, and that he wants to bring the team back on a winning path:
"This is an exciting time, and I'm honored to be a member of the Devils' organization. To have the chance to lead this young, dynamic team and to see the potential that can still be unlocked is all very attractive for me. After meeting with David, Josh, Tom, and other members of the organization and in talking with my family, this was an opportunity that I couldn't turn down. I know this organization has a great history of winning and I look forward to getting started to work on leading them back to that level."

After failing to qualify for the playoffs this year, the Devils will look to bounce back next season and hope that Keefe will be able to lead them to success.
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