Devils’ continue summer of change with more personnel moves

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New Jersey GM Ray Shero hasn’t been shy about putting his mark on the Devils and that continued with a fresh series of moves Wednesday.

The team announced that Patrick Rissmiller has been hired to serve as a development coach. The retired forward had a lengthy playing career that included 192 NHL games.

“Patrick Rissmiller has played at just about every level – high school, college, ECHL, AHL, NHL and Europe, and with multiple organizations,” said Shero. “He will work with all of the players in our organization, as well as our prospects. We feel that he is the ideal individual with the necessary experience and background for this position.”

He’ll work alongside Pertti Hasanen and Scott Clemmensen as part of the team’s development staff.

Shero also named Andy Schneider as the team’s newest amateur scout. Schneider is coming over from the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he spent the previous three campaigns serving in the same capacity.

Schneider’s playing career involved a lot of traveling as he had stints in Germany, Austria, and Sweden. He also played in 10 games with the Ottawa Senators back in 1993-94.

Meanwhile, Barry Fisher, who has been New Jersey’s orthopedist since the franchise moved from Colorado in 1982, will not be returning for the 2015-16 campaign, per NJ Advance Media. Michael K. Shindle is taking over as the team’s orthopedist.

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