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Doug Weight | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (46) / 1/21/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
Drafted: 1990 / Rd. 2 (34) / NYR
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The Islanders are in the bottom-third of the league with their 2.50 goals for per game.
New York hasn't looked any better recently as the Islanders scored just seven goals in their last three games - six against goaltenders as one was an empty-netter. A major part of the problem has been their power play as the Islanders are one of just two teams without a goal with the man advantage thus far. To make matters worse, the Islanders have surrendered three shorthanded goals, meaning that their power play has actually been a net negative so far. Part of the problem is that the Islanders' best player, John Tavares, has started slow with three points in six games, but he's not the only one that's left something to be desired thus far. The Islanders don't have a goal from a defenseman yet for example. The Islanders will try to turn things around on Thursday against another team that has struggled: The New York Rangers. Oct 17 - 10:01 AM

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New York Islanders co-owner Jonathan Ledecky said that the Islanders are focused on building an arena at Belmont Park.

"We are locked and loaded on Belmont," Islanders co-owner Jonathan Ledecky said. "We have blinders on for Belmont. We are not looking at other places or other opportunities. We want to make Belmont a reality." The Islanders have already put together an arena proposal. They're currently in the third season of their 25-year lease at Barclays Center, but either side can opt-out in January, which appears to be an entirely feasible outcome. Ledecky did say that the Islanders will play at Barclays Center in 2018-19, but that might be their last season there.
Oct 11 - 4:44 AM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn't believe the renovated Nassau Coliseum is an acceptable option for the Islanders to play at, even in the short term.

"Ultimately, whether or not the Islanders want to consider that and bring it to the league or something, you’ve had to ask them about it," Bettman said. "But my gut reaction is it’s not a viable option." The Islanders and Barclays Center had agreed to a 25-year deal to make that the Islanders home, but either side can opt out by Jan. 30 and previous reports suggest that Barclays Center might decide to do so. That's created question as to what the future holds for the Islanders.
Sep 8 - 5:59 PM

The New York Islanders have elevated Greg Cronin from the position of assistant coach to associate coach.

Cronin joined the Islanders as an assistant before the start of the 2014-15 campaign. He had also previously served as an assistant coach with the Islanders from 1998-2003. "Greg's hockey knowledge and experiences of over 30 years in the coaching profession are an asset to our coaching staff," Islanders bench boss Doug Weight said. "He's run our penalty-kill the past several seasons and each year, it's been one of the best in the league. He has a tireless work ethic on the bench during games, at practice and in meetings. His desire to get the best out of every player, to help achieve our goal of winning is impressive and I'm thrilled to continue to work with him."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 19 - 5:48 PM

The New York Islanders have hired Kelly Buchberger as an assistant coach.

Buchberger's previous post was as the vice president of player development with the Edmonton Oilers. He also has six years' worth of experience as an assistant coach with Edmonton. "Kelly adds years and years of NHL coaching and management experience to our staff," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. "He is a tireless worker who commands respect behind the bench and in the locker room. I'm thrilled to welcome him to the organization."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 11 - 1:38 PM

Fred Brathwaite has joined the New York Islanders as their new goaltending coach.

Brathwaite had 254 games worth of NHL experience as a netminder during his playing career. More recently he's spent the last three years working for Hockey Canada as the goalie coach for the Under-18 squad. He's also been a goaltending coach for Canada's Under-20 squad and in the German league. "Fred's experiences at just about every level of hockey make him a tremendous addition to our hockey club," Islanders head coach Doug Weight said. "Not only has he had a solid NHL career, but he's also worked with some of the top net-minder's coming out of Hockey Canada. He's ready for this next step and we look forward to him working with our organization's goalies."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 10 - 5:16 PM

The New York Islanders could have a deal in place with the Vegas Golden Knights for the upcoming expansion draft.

The Islanders will likely protect skaters and as such players like Ryan Strome and Travis Hamonic could be available if there is not a deal in place. The Islanders will likely give up their first or second rounder this season along with a prospect in order to keep their 2016-17 roster fairly intact.
Jun 18 - 9:06 AM

The New York Islanders will play a preseason game in their old home, Nassau Coliseum.

The contest will be against the Philadelphia Flyers and take place on Sept. 17. This will be the first time that the Islanders have played in Nassau Coliseum since the 2014-15 campaign.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 15 - 11:22 AM

Doug Weight has been busy this off-season.

"I've mapped out a lot of it," Weight said. "I'm a writer, I've got two or three books of ideas. You go from thinking about how training camp will run to the season, how to get the most out of players and how to fulfill the coaches' duties. You have to take advantage of practice times. With the Olympics looking like they're drifting, that's going to mean more practice for us. Every minute has to be used wisely. We want the guys to come off the ice saying, 'Holy cow, these guys are prepared.'" He has also already added Luke Richardson and Scott Gomez to his coaching staff and it's believed that Kelly Buchberger will join the fold next month.
Jun 10 - 8:49 AM

When it comes to hiring assistant coaches, bench boss Doug Weight prefers people that have NHL playing experience.

"I’m not afraid to say it, it’s something I’m looking for and chasing," Weight said. "But that being said, I’m not just hiring guys who play 15 years or 20 years. You have to sit with them, you have to see how they view the game, how they are, how they view the players, how I view the game." Weight, who of course had a long NHL career, recently hired his former teammate Luke Richardson to serve as an assistant coach. Weight is also believed to be considering Kelly Buchberger and Scott Gomez as candidates to join the coaching staff.
May 25 - 10:44 AM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman feels the renovated Nassau Coliseum is "not a long-term option" for the Islanders.

The Islanders are currently playing in Barclays Center, but the arena owners are reportedly looking to push the team out after the 2018-19 campaign. There's also been complaints about the quality of the ice there with Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck recently suggesting that the poor ice quality resulted in John Tavares' season-ending lower-body injury. That said, Bettman isn't ready to say that the situation between the Islanders and Barclays Center is untenable.
Apr 14 - 10:17 AM

Doug Weight has been named as the New York Islanders' head coach, which removes the interim tag from his title.

The Islanders posted a 24-12-4 record after Weight took over as the head coach on Jan. 17. Prior to becoming the bench boss, Weight was serving as the team's assistant general manager. Meanwhile, the Islanders are reportedly also looking to hire a team president that would be above GM Garth Snow. It also remains to be seen if Weight will keep the assistant coaches, which are holdovers from when Jack Capuano was the bench boss, or if he'll make changes.
Apr 12 - 10:20 AM

The Islanders posted a 24-12-4 record during Doug Weight's tenure as head coach.

It's not clear if Weight will continue to serve as the head coach next season or possibly resume his previous role as the assistant GM. For his part, John Tavares offered his support. "I think you saw what he brought to the team and really sparked the great finish we had to the season and gave us a great opportunity to make it," Tavares said. "I think he did a great job of handling the group and there’s a lot of respect for Dougie. He was great for me as well, challenged me and tried to put me in a position to succeed individually. So yeah, I thought he did a great job."
Apr 11 - 9:26 AM

The New York Islanders return home to play their first game since February 19 at the Barclay Center Monday.

The Islanders were on a nine game road trip necessitated by the arena hosting the circus and the ACC men's basketball tournament. They had a good road trip as they were 5-3-1 and are only one point out of the final wild card with an easier schedule down the stretch.
Mar 12 - 10:15 AM

The New York Islanders are reportedly not interested in acquiring a rental player.

Islanders GM Garth Snow reportedly feels that the rental market for forwards is too pricey. They might be interested in a bigger trade with more long-term implications, such as acquiring Matt Duchene from Colorado, but such a move would be more likely to occur over the summer when teams have more salary cap flexibility to work with. As a result, the Islanders might be quiet prior to the deadline.
Feb 28 - 6:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mathew Barzal
3Brock Nelson
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Jason Chimera
4Alan Quine
5Shane Prince
6Nikolay Kulemin
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Josh Bailey
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Joshua Ho-Sang
D1Nick Leddy
2Johnny Boychuk
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak