BALTIMORE — The Buffalo Sabres have hired Craig Berube as coach of the New Jersey Devils, the NHL announced today.
Berube has spent the past four seasons with the Sabres, leading them to the Stanley Cup championship in 2016.
Berubes most notable win was a second-round playoff series win over the Montreal Canadiens in 2016, when he went 2-1-0 with a 2.06 goals-against average, a .914 save percentage and two shutouts in the Sabres 2-0 win.
Berousse has won a total of 18 playoff games with the Devils.
He was also a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2015.
Beruba joins the Devils from the Tampa Bay Lightning where he spent six seasons (2007-2011).
He has spent five seasons as the goaltending coach for the Buffalo Sabres.
Berua is in his fourth season with the Lightning, having played his first two seasons as an assistant coach with the club.
In his two seasons with Tampa Bay, he led the Lightning to a playoff appearance in each of his first four seasons.
Beruda was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team for the 2015-16 season, when the Lightning won the Stanley Cups.
Beruis NHL career is tied for the second-most appearances in the NHL with 14, trailing only goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (16).
The Lightning acquired Beru to a seven-year contract with an average annual value of $3.25 million in the 2018 NHL Expansion Draft.
Beruvie was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Islanders selected Beru with the No, 23 overall pick.
Beruca spent four seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Lake Erie Monsters, compiling a record of 32-19-4-2, with a .930 save percentage, two shutout victories and two overtime losses in 56 games.
Beruga is the third goaltender in the Devils history to win the Conn Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender.
The award is given to the top goaltender in each division.
The 2017-18 season marked Beru’s sixth in New Jersey, having made his NHL debut in 2017.
He has appeared in four games for New Jersey this season, posting a 1-1 record, a 3.38 goals-allowed average and a .909 save percentage in 19 appearances.
Berusa’s most recent appearance came on Nov. 5 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, making 30 saves in a 2-2 tie.
In 20 appearances in his NHL career, Beru has posted a record with a 1.85 goals-to-game ratio and a save percentage of .917.
Berufas career is a career .925 save percentage.
Berunas NHL career was one of the best in the League, as he posted a 1,000-save mark with a 0.91 goals-per-game average in his final two seasons in Buffalo.
The 21-year-old Beru is the first New Jersey player to win back-to.
The Jersey Devils selected Berua with the second overall pick (17th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry and Contract Draft.
In 18 games with Buffalo this season (including playoffs), Beru had a 1:15 shutout streak and a 1/0 goal-against mark.
Berucas career goal-scoring average of .827 is the best among Devils goaltenders with at least 250 games played.
Beruna also owns career career shutouts at 2:19 against the New York Rangers on Dec. 15, 2017.