Devils fire head coach John Hynes

Devils coach John Hynes gets multiyear contract extension
Posted at 4:39 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 16:39:12-05

The New Jersey Devils fired head coach John Hynes, the team announced Tuesday.

Hynes was in his fifth season with the team. He had taken the team to one playoff appearance in 2017-18 but had suffered losing seasons in the other three. The Devils began the 2019-20 season 9-13-4, sitting next to last in the Eastern Conference.

His final game was a 7-1 loss to Buffalo Monday night.

Assistant coach Alain Nasreddine was named interim head coach.