Peter DeBoer takes over Devils

Updated: July 20, 2011, 10:15 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- The wait is finally over.

Peter DeBoer has been named the head coach of the New Jersey Devils.

More than three months after Jacques Lemaire retired on April 10, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that DeBoer, who coached the Florida Panthers for three seasons before being fired on April 10, would succeed Lemaire at the helm.

"In my mind he's just an outstanding coach," Lamoriello said. "I've known Pete and ...

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