If you've watched the Devils for more than just the last six months, you undoubtedly have heard the name Jacques Caron.
Tonight, he'll take center stage.
The Devils will honor their long-time goaltending coach, during a pregame ceremony before taking on the Montreal Canadiens. The Devils will also pass out Caron trading cards to all fans in attendance.
Though Caron's been New Jersey's goaltending coach for the past 20 seasons, you may not know is he played 72 NHL games-- in 22 pro years in goal. He finished with a 24-29-11 record and 3.29 goals-against average.
But, Caron's chief accomplishment was coaching Martin Brodeur during his entire career. After a lengthy stint in the Hartford Whalers organization, Caron came to New Jersey before the 1993-94 season and served as the Devils' full-time goalie coach until announcing his retirement after the 2009-10 season.
Aided by Brodeur's play, Caron and the Devils have won three Stanley Cups together.
Though Chris Terreri took over as full-time goaltending coach, Caron's still around to work directly with Brodeur. Though the 73-year old Caron does reside full time in Bradenton, Fla.