5 assistants that Sheldon Keefe should target with New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils officially announced that Sheldon Keefe will be their next head coach. Now that this has been
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Greg Moore

This is another guy with previous Sheldon Keefe ties that would be really easy to acquire. Greg Moore took over for Sheldon Keefe as the head coach of the Toronto Marlies when Keefe took over for Mike Babcock as the head coach of the Maple Leafs. Moore is currently a head coach with the US National Development Team Program. 

Moore is a coach who was fired by the Marlies for not taking them far enough in the playoffs. He wasn’t failing in the ways the Devils failed last season. He didn’t win in the very random AHL playoffs. 

Prior to his stint in the AHL, Moore was a good coach for two years in the USHL, even making it to the Clark Cup Final. Before he was there, he was a coach with the USNDTP from 2015 to 2018 which checks notes would make him someone who coached a young Jack Hughes. This connection would obviously go very well in the locker room.

Unlike many of the other coaches on this list, Moore wouldn’t be looking to take this job and lead it to an NHL head coaching job. Of course, he would love to be there one day, but he has a long road until he gets there. Honestly, maybe he comes to the NHL bench to eventually take over the Utica Comets or the next AHL opening he could find. Either way, the Devils would be a great option to extend his coaching future.