|Title||Devils name Roland Melanson goalie coach|
|Description||Devils name Roland Melanson goalie coach
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Terreri will remain in the organization after serving as goaltending coach -- and emergency backup goalie -- for the past two seasons under head coach John Hynes. Terreri's new role has not been announced.
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"I want to thank Trevor Linden and the Vancouver Canucks organization for allowing Rollie to join the New Jersey Devils," Devils general manager Ray Shero said in a statement. "Rollie is well-respected throughout the League as a teacher and his experience with various goaltenders will be very beneficial. Additionally,[url=http://www.canuckshockeyshop.com/adidas-ryan-miller-jersey]adidas Ryan Miller jersey[/url], I have enjoyed working with Chris the past two years and I am very happy that he will remain with the organization. His knowledge and passion will help us continue to grow as a team."
Melanson also served as an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens for 11 seasons.
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In those three seasons with Melanson,[url=http://www.canuckshockeyshop.com/adidas-bo-horvat-jersey]adidas Bo Horvat jersey[/url], starting in 2010-11 with Schneider's first full year in the NHL,[url=http://www.capitalshockeyshop.com/adidas-alex-ovechkin-jersey]Authentic adidas Alex Ovechkin jersey[/url], the goalie never posted a GAA above 2.23 or a save percentage below .927.
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