Former Sharks assistant coach Matt Shaw didn't stay unemployed for long.

Released by San Jose earlier this month, Shaw landed in a similar position with the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, essentially replacing Adam Oates on the staff of head coach Peter Deboer.

Oates left the Devils after they reached the Stanley Cup finals to take the top job with the Washinton Capitals.

Shaw's duties in San Jose included guiding the NHL's second-best power play and reports from New Jersey are that he will have the same role there.

The Sharks announced Shaw would not be back two days after the hiring of Larry Robinson as an associate coach. Robinson also was with New Jersey last season and his job there was filled by longtime Devils defenseman Scott Stevens.