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Devils rehire Cup-winning Lemaire

Updated: July 13, 2009, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- After six years without a Stanley Cup, the New Jersey Devils are handing over the team to the coach who led them to their first NHL title.

Jacques Lemaire, who coached the Devils for five seasons in the mid 1990s and led them to the Cup in 1995, is New Jersey's coach again. He was hired on Monday, some five weeks after Brent Sutter resigned and eventually took over as coach of the Calgary Flames.

"I never thought I would be back," the 63-year-old Lemaire said ...

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