List of New Jersey Devils general managers

The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey, United States. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference. The Devils franchise has been a part of the NHL since 1974, when the team entered the league as the Kansas City Scouts. Two years later, they moved to Denver, Colorado, and became the Colorado Rockies. The team stayed there until 1982, when they moved to New Jersey. The team has had four general managers since the franchise moved to New Jersey.[1]


Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers

General managers of the New Jersey Devils
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
Sid Abel June 1, 1973 April 15, 1976
  • Franchise entered league and began play for the 1974–75 season
  • No playoff appearances
Ray Miron August 23, 1976 May 1, 1981
  • Franchise relocated to Denver for the 1976–77 season
  • 1 playoff appearance
1 Bill MacMillan May 4, 1981 November 22, 1983 [6]
2 Max McNab November 22, 1983 September 10, 1987
  • No playoff appearances
3 Lou Lamoriello September 10, 1987 May 4, 2015
4 Ray Shero May 4, 2015 [1]

See also


  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. General managers while the franchise was located in Kansas City and Colorado are not counted towards the total.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 "New Jersey Devils Team – New Jersey Devils – Team". New Jersey Devils. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  2. "Sid Abel to become manager of new KC hockey franchise". The Daily Capital News. April 18, 1973. p. 9. Retrieved July 19, 2015 via
  3. "Scouts' treasury runs dry". The Neosho Daily News. April 16, 1976. p. 5. Retrieved July 19, 2015 via
  4. "Sports transactions". The Pantagraph. August 24, 1976. p. 16. Retrieved July 19, 2015 via
  5. "The chant at the last home game of the..." UPI. April 6, 1981. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  6. Clarity, James F. (May 5, 1981). "RANGERS GOAL: PRESSURE ON SMITH". The New York Times. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
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