All-Time Record: 617-458-124-63
Playoff Record: 61-56, 1995 Stanley Cup Champion
Awards: Jack Adams Awards in 1993-94, 2002-03
Lemaire took over as head coach of the New Jersey Devils for the 1993-94 season. Though the team's postseason ended on a sour note (in overtime of Game 7 of the conference finals against its most hated rival, the Rangers), Lemaire took home the Jack Adams Award.
The next season, he coached the Devils to a Stanley Cup.
Some fault Lemaire for his defense-oriented coaching style. He popularized the neutral-zone trap, which some blame for a decrease in the NHL's popularity. Regardless of what you think of his style, a coach's job is to win, and when he took over a Devils team without much offensive flair, he turned them into champs.
In 2000-01, Lemaire became the Minnesota Wild's first coach. In just their third season, the Wild made the playoffs and upset their way to the conference finals, despite not really having any quality players besides Marian Gaborik.
He stuck with the Wild for most of the decade, before returning to the Devils for the 2009-10 season, after which he retired.
The next season, he un-retired and regained control of the Devils for the second half of the Devils' 2010-11 season, where he led a brilliant late-season surge (which of course fell short because the Devils were awful in the first half of last year).
Among other qualities, Lemaire is great with developing players. Most recently, his work with Ilya Kovalchuk helped the Russian learn to play just about everything besides offense.