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Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (50) / 7/7/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Rookie Islanders owners Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky are reportedly looking for a "big name" to place in charge of the team's operations.
Garth Snow is currently the team president and general manager, but it sounds like the Islanders owners are looking to at least remove the president title from Snow. That being said, it's worth emphasizing that this is based on Newsday's sources and the paper also noted that the team denied that any search for a team president was being conducted. That said, Malkin and Ledecky have reportedly met with two potential candidates in Pat LaFontaine and Brad Richards. Meanwhile the Islanders have started to show some life with a three-game winning streak, though they're still just 9-10-4 this season. Dec 3 - 10:48 AM

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Islanders GM Garth Snow has offered coach Jack Capuano his support despite the team's struggles.

"Jack is an excellent coach," Snow said. "We have good players. I love our coaching staff. In fact, last time I checked, he coached in the World Cup and there were some pretty good coaching staffs." Snow also expressed confidence in the Islanders' players. New York has disappointed thus far with a 5-8-3 record and that's led to some talk about the Islanders making a trade or replacing Capuano. It seems like Snow isn't on that page yet, but if the Islanders don't rebound in the near future, that might change.
Nov 17 - 11:03 AM

The Islanders have struggled on special teams early into the 2016-17 campaign.

New York ranks 26th on the power play and 27th on the penalty kill, so Friday's session was mostly spent working on special teams play. "We were better five-on-five than we've been," John Tavares said after Thursday night's loss, "but that's not much of a consolation."
Nov 12 - 9:03 AM

The New York Islanders have been complaining about the ice conditions at the Barcleys Center.

The situation on Friday was apparently as bad as it was during the playoffs last season and that's not good for the NHL. "Just soft," Islanders captain John Tavares said. "Best way to describe it is like a muddy field in football. It is what it is, everyone’s playing on the same ice sheet, obviously it’s a work in progress. For me, I try not to worry about it, just try to go out and play my game. (Weather) obviously has a lot to do with it at this time of the year. I think it’s like that in a lot of rinks when it’s warmer outside. You fill the building with 15,000-16,000 people. You become used to it.’’
Oct 23 - 9:18 AM

The New York Islanders have hired Chris Lamoriello to be their director of player personnel.

He's the son of Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello. Like his father, Chris spent time in the Devils organization, but left in Sep. 2015 shortly after his father's departure from the team. Chris Lamoriello spent 20 years in New Jersey.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 28 - 10:44 AM

New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky said that the new ownership group is willing to be a team that spends to the cap.

"We should be the world-class destination for free agents," Ledecky said. "If you think about a capped world, everybody can spend to the cap, and we certainly have no constraints on our GM and our staff to spend. We want to create and continue to progress toward John Tavares lifting that Stanley Cup, so we should be world-class in everything we do." We've already seen an example of that with Andrew Ladd getting a seven-year, $38.5 million contract this summer. The Islanders are now just $3.6 million under the cap, per general fanager.
Jul 17 - 8:20 AM

The New York Islanders new owners are fully behind GM Garth Snow and head coach Jack Capuano.

Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky are now the majority owners of the Isles, having taken over on Friday from Charles Wang. "Garth Snow and Jack Capuano, who led the Isles to an exciting playoff run in 2016, have our full confidence," the duo said in a statement. "We commit ourselves to doing what it takes to bring our fans and the team a fifth Stanley Cup, and eagerly await the home opener at Barclays Center on October 16th."
Jul 2 - 10:03 AM

The New York Islanders will kickoff the season with 10 of their first 13 games at home.

The tradeoff is that 17 of the Islanders' final 24 contests will be away from home. The Islanders had a 25-11-5 record at home last season compared to a 20-16-5 road record.
Jun 22 - 8:35 AM

Islanders GM Garth Snow doesn't anticipate making any changes to the team's coaching staff over the summer.

In other words, Jack Capuano is expected to return as the team's bench boss for the 2016-17 campaign. That's not surprising after Capuano led New York to its first playoff series win since 1993. In parts of six season's as the Islanders' head coach, the team has posted a 210-175-56 record and has made the playoffs three times.
May 11 - 10:16 AM

The New York Islanders' second round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning will start on Wednesday.

That's very unusual given that Game 7 of the Anaheim-Nashville series is also set to happen on Wednesday. The start time for the Ducks-Predators game is 10:00 p.m. ET while the Islanders-Lightning is 7:00 p.m. ET, so we'll actually have one round start before the previous one finishes.
Apr 26 - 5:02 AM

The New Islanders and the Barclay Center have an out clause after the fourth year.

This is the first year of the contract and thus far there is no reason to invoke the clause on either side but it is there. Just an FYI for Islanders fans.
Apr 9 - 9:27 AM

According to Arthur Staple, "all is quiet" on the Islanders' trade front less than 24 hours ahead of Monday's deadline.

Of course, anything can still happen. But it's still surprising considering Kyle Okposo is coming up on free agency, and they could use some offensive bolstering. Not to mention an extra defender. Not ones to absorb excessive finances or trade many futures, perhaps the prices are simply out-pacing the Islanders spending capabilities.
Feb 28 - 3:37 PM

Jack Capuano coached his 400th game behind the Islanders bench on Thursday.

That is quite an achievement for the 49-year-old who becomes the 86th head coach in NHL history to hit the milestone. "I didn’t even know," he said of his 400th game behind the Islanders bench on Thursday against the Caps at Barclays Center. "I haven’t thought about it to be honest with you. I hope there’s 400 more." Congratulations to Capuano on hitting the 400 game mark.
Jan 10 - 9:41 AM

The New York Islanders' attendance in Brooklyn isn't impressive.

The Islanders have averaged just 12,157 paid fans per game through 11 home contests, which is the second worst showing in the league. This is their first season at Barclays Center, which has a capacity of 15,795. In other words, they're selling to 76.9% capacity, which is the third worst in the NHL. This is all a step down from the Islanders' final season in Nassau Coliseum. Of course, you could argue that the team got a boost last season as fans sought to say their goodbyes to the Islanders' old home, but it's entirely possible that the Islanders' 2015-16 numbers have actually been inflated by people that want to check out the stadium.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 09:01:00 AM

George McPhee will serve as a special advisor under Islanders GM Garth Snow.

McPhee served as the general manager for the Washington Capitals from 1997-2014. Since then he has been working for the Islanders as a scout, but it seems he'll be playing a bigger role in the future. "A manager always needs someone to talk to and sound things out," McPhee said. "I'll try to be that for Garth. I was flattered he called me last year to invite me to do some work and it's been great."
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Casey Cizikas
4Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Anders Lee
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Ryan Strome
2Jason Chimera
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Alan Quine
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Calvin de Haan
7Adam Pelech
8Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube