Jacques Lemaire (born September 7, 1945 in Lasalle, Quebec, Canada) is a former ice hockey centre and current head coach in the National Hockey League. He played his entire career with the Montreal Canadiens and has been head coach of the Minnesota Wild since June 19, 2000, the first ever head coach of the Wild. He was also head coach of the Canadiens throughout the 1983-1985 seasons then for the New Jersey Devils from 1993 to 1998. He won the Jack Adams Award in 1994 and 2003. He won the Stanley Cup as Devils head coach in 1995 and as a player he won an amazing 10 Cups with the Canadiens.
Preceded by: Bob Berry Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens 1984-1985 Succeeded by: Jean Perron Preceded by: Herb Brooks Head Coach of the New Jersey Devils 1993-1998 Succeeded by: Robbie Ftorek Preceded by: none Head Coach of the Minnesota Wild 2000-Present Succeeded by: none