Devils hire Scott Stevens, Matt Shaw as assistant coaches

The Devils have announced that Scott Stevens and Matt Shaw have been hired as the team’s new assistant coaches.

Lou Lamoriello told reporters that Stevens will run the defense from behind the bench. Lamoriello also mentioned that Shaw will run the power play, watching the games from the press box.

David Barr, who spend last season watching from the press box, will join Pete DeBoer on the bench.

Shaw spend the last three season as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks. Before joining the Sharks in 2009, Shaw spent two seasons with the Minnesota Wild on former head coach Jacques Lemaire’s staff.

As for Stevens, he worked the last two seasons as a special assignment coach for the Devils. He was also a part time assistant, who didn’t travel under Lemaire in 2009-10.