Masterton Finalists, Lemaire Retires

April 26, 2010, by

The finalists for the Bill Masterton trophy, which is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey, have been announced. Jose Theodore (WSH), who played this season in the wake of his infant’s son tragic death, Kurtis Foster (TB), who returned to the game over a year after cracking his left femur, and former Ranger Jed Ortmeyer (SJ), who plays every day with a very dangerous blood disorder that almost caused him to retire twice. Chris Drury, who is not a finalist, was the Rangers nominee.

In other news, Devils head coach Jacques Lemaire has announced his retirement. In 1,213 career games, Lemaire had a record of 588-441-184 with Montreal, New Jersey, and Minnesota. Lemaire is also 61-56 in the playoffs, winning a Stanley Cup in 1994-1995.


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  2. jurgenno88 says:

    This is great news for the Rangers. I know Lamoriello always has a trick up his sleeve (so dont be surprised at the next coach) but i never expected Jersey to be as good as they were this season and thats in part due to the coaching.
    He’s a great coach defensively (obviously) and anyone that can form a defensive core of journeymen in Mike Mottau, Andy Greene, Salvador and Colin White must be doing something very well. No way are Jersey that strong again next year