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Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (45) / 1/21/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
Drafted: 1990 / Rd. 2 (34) / NYR
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Islanders interim head coach Doug Weight doesn't plan on changing the Islanders' system mid-season.
Weight plans on making some tweaks, but mostly he believes the Islanders can do better within the existing structure. "We need to be a team a little bit more," Weight said. "We’ll talk about our roles and our identity. I get it, I hear it all the time on the TV that we don’t have an identity. Well, we’ll have an identity. We’re going to identify, we’re going to work on a lot of O-zone. I want to play less in our zone. That is my message. And we will." Weight will make his debut as a head coach on Thursday against Dallas. He's replacing the fired Jack Capuano. Jan 19 - 9:04 AM

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Doug Weight will be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Monday.

It's quite an honor for the forward who retired after the 2010-11 season as he played 19 seasons in the NHL. He finished his career with 278 goals and 755 assists playing for the Rangers, Oilers, Blues, Hurricanes, Ducks and Islanders. Congratulations to Weight on the prestigious honor.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 07:59:00 AM

Doug Weight captured the King Clancy Memorial Trophy at the NHL awards.

The award is given to the player that best displays exceptional leadership qualities and commitment to his community. "I'm beyond honored and excited," Weight said. "Leadership on and off the ice is something that I've always considered to be very important. I'm proud that my teammates nominated me and it's pretty exciting coming on the heels of my retirement." The former NHL veteran is ready to occupy his new role as an assistant to general manager Garth Snow at the draft this weekend.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 07:53:00 AM

Doug Weight officially announced his retirement on Thursday from playing in the NHL.

The veteran of 19 seasons will stay on with the New York Islanders as an assistant coach and special advisor to GM Garth Snow. Weight is expected to work on the power play and on personnel decisions for the organization. In 1,238 games, he amassed 278 goals and 755 assists with the the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks and the Islanders. We wish him the best in his new career path.
Thu, May 26, 2011 02:05:00 PM

Doug Weight is expected to announce his retirement on Thursday.

Weight was limited to just 18 games this season because of a back injury. He hasn't played since November 17th, but he helped coach his teammates during the season and he will likely take a job within the Islanders' organization.
Mon, May 23, 2011 06:30:00 PM

The Islanders have nominated Doug Weight for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The award is given to an NHL player who displays leadership qualities on and off the ice and contributes significantly to humanitarian causes. Weight only played in 18 games this season and none past November 17th, but he remained with the team. He helped coach his teammates during practices and when he was finally shutdown with two weeks left in the season, he assumed a role behind the bench. Although Weight is likely to retire, but he might eventually return to the game as a coach.
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 12:45:00 PM

Doug Weight (back) is seriously considering retirement.

Weight was limited to just 18 games this season due to a back injury. He will not play before the end of 2010-11. "I'm deeply disappointed, but I knew it was a possibility," Weight said. "I put a lot of work in the last three or four weeks feeling good and skating all out with the team. There's still quite a risk if I would've come back. It was a decision that the trainers and doctors made easy for me. But it's not easy having to say it, knowing that you're not going to play this year." He added that he "would lean more toward retirement than I would playing," but he's going to take the next few weeks to think about his future.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 01:53:00 PM

Doug Weight (back) will not return this season.

Weight is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and we can't help but wonder if he's played in his last game. He turned 40 in January and he hasn't played since November 17th. Weight will finish the season with two goals and nine points in 18 games this season.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 12:55:00 PM

Doug Weight (back) might not play again this season.

Weight did skate by himself Tuesday, but we're into the second week of February and there's still no timetable for his return. Weight has been out since November 17th with the problem. Given that Weight turned 40 on January 21st, it's possible that we've already seen him play in his last game.
Tue, Feb 8, 2011 12:32:00 PM

Doug Weight (back) is traveling with the Islanders on their current road trip.

That doesn't mean that he'll play before the conclusion of this road trip, which ends with a game on Sunday against Chicago. He's been out since November 17th and there's still no timetable for his return. The good news is that he did skate on Thursday.
Fri, Jan 7, 2011 10:47:00 AM

Doug Weight has been moved to the injury reserve list.

Weight has been out since November 17th, so the Islanders can activate him at any time. That being said, there is no known timetable for his return. Stay tuned.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 12:51:00 PM

Doug Weight missed a seventh straight game on Sunday due to back spasms.

He is listed as day-to-day but has not played since Nov. 17 against Tampa Bay. Weight has two goals and nine points in 18 contests this season.
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 08:46:00 AM

Islanders coach Jack Capuano asked Doug Weight (back spasms) to serve as a power-play "coach" on Tuesday.

Weight is still battling a back injury and his availability for Thursday's game remains in doubt. However, the Islanders have failed to convert on their last 29 power-play attempts and Capuano thought Weight might still be able to help the team in some capacity. "I'll take any help I can get, and he's got over 1,200 games of experience," Capuano said.
Tue, Nov 30, 2010 01:36:00 PM

Doug Weight (back spasms) will not play in Friday's game against New Jersey.

It will be the fourth straight game Weight has missed. Weight was in the midsts of a six-game point scoring slump before he was sidelined.
Fri, Nov 26, 2010 12:47:00 PM

Doug Weight (back spasms) didn't travel with the Islanders to Atlanta for Sunday's game.

Weight also missed Saturday's game due to the injury. He has two goals and nine points in 18 games this season.
Sun, Nov 21, 2010 03:26:00 PM

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