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Lou Lamoriello is currently the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lamoriello, who had been with the New Jersey Devils from 1987 to 2015, served longer with a single team than any general manager in NHL history with the exception Conn Smythe and Art Ross. In May 2015, he stepped down as general manager of the Devils. On July 23 he became the 16th general manager of the Maple Leafs.

Under Lamoriello’s management, the Devils, who had been barely competitive for their first five years in New Jersey, became one of the most successful teams in the NHL. The Devils made the Stanley Cup playoffs all but three times between 1988 and 2012, qualified for five Stanley Cup Finals (in 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2012) and won the Stanley Cup three times (in 1995, 2000 and 2003). Lamoriello also served as general manager for Team USA in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, in which the U.S. won the gold medal, as well as for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.

Lamoriello also played a key role in negotiating the settlement of the 2004–05 NHL lockout to resume play for the 2005–06 season. In 2009, Lamoriello was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builders category, while in 2012, Lamoriello was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

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