Brent Sutter resigns as coach of the Devils

(AP) - Brent Sutter has resigned as the coach ofthe New Jersey Devils after just two seasons. Sutter on Tuesday cited family reasons in making the decision,saying the Devils' crushing loss to the Carolina

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2009, 4:27 PM

Updated 5,524 days ago

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(AP) - Brent Sutter has resigned as the coach ofthe New Jersey Devils after just two seasons. Sutter on Tuesday cited family reasons in making the decision,saying the Devils' crushing loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game7 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series hadnothing to do with it. "I resigned my position as head coach and if there is anythingthat needs to be done I'll be there for them," said Sutter, whohad a year left on his contract. New Jersey, which won its seventh Atlantic Division title in 12years this past spring, gave two goals in the final 80 seconds inlosing 4-3. Sutter was said to be longing for his home in Red Deer, Alberta,after the playoffs ended.


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