The New Jersey Devils are believed to be close to naming a new head coach, with Nashville Predators assistant Phil Housley reportedly in the mix.
According to Elliotte Friedman on Saturday’s edition of “Headlines” on Hockey Night in Canada, a decision could be made in the next 24-to-48 hours, but the Devils have strongly denied they’re set on Housley.
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Housley, who coached the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, has worked with the Predators for the past two seasons.
Housley, a seven-time NHL all-star, played 1,495 games, scoring 338 goals and 1,232 points as a defenceman.
John Hynes, the coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, is also believed to be in the running for the Devils job.