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Jack Capuano | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (48) / 7/7/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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The New York Islanders reportedly made competitive offers to Brad Richards, Thomas Vanek, Jarome Iginla, and Dan Boyle, but all of them chose to sign elsewhere.
In the case of Vanek and Richards, they likely left quite a bit of money on the table to play for Minnesota and Chicago respectively. The Islanders have been largely unable to lure top-tier free agents for years and that's not likely to change until they have a couple competitive seasons under their belt. Jul 2 - 11:04 AM

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The New York Islanders have acquired the 28th pick in the first round from Tampa Bay for the 35th and 57th picks.

The Lightning acquired the first rounder from the Rangers in the Martin St. Louis trade. The Lightning will get a player seven picks later and a late second rounder as well.
Jun 27 - 9:58 PM

The New York Islanders having gotten any offers for the fifth overall pick that were strong enough to entice GM Garth Snow.

A lot could change before now and the NHL Entry Draft, but it at least looks like the Islanders will end up using the fifth overall pick. Who the Islanders take will be dependent on what the teams above them do, but as we noted in our mock draft, it wouldn't be surprising if they end up taking Michael Dal Colle.
Jun 27 - 10:45 AM

GM Garth Snow said that the New York Islanders fifth overall pick is in play as the team needs a top notch blueliner and winger.

The Islanders are looking for a left winger to play on the top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo while every team needs help on the blueline. The Islanders could get Thomas Vanek to return as an unrestricted free agent after dealing him to Montreal at the trade deadline. Stay tuned.
Jun 22 - 8:10 AM

The New York Islanders have hired Greg Cronin as an assistant coach.

He has spent the last three seasons with the Toronto Maples Leafs, but he worked with the Islanders from the 1998-99 to 2002-03. Cronin will work alongside Bob Corkum and Matt Bertani on Jack Capuano's coaching staff.
Jun 16 - 6:00 PM

Doug Weight has been promoted to assistant general manager of the New York Islanders.

He had been working as a special advisor to general manager Garth Snow and he will retain his role as an assistant coach alongside bench boss Jack Capuano. Weight has served in that capacity since he retired as a player after the 2010-11 season.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 16 - 1:12 PM

The New York Islanders will keep their first round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

The team had a choice to give up their first rounder in this year's draft or next year's and they have decided to give the Buffalo Sabres their 2015 first-round selection. The draft choice was part of the Thomas Vanek trade. The Islanders will pick fifth overall in June.
May 22 - 3:25 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke on Tuesday and said that Islanders owner Charles Wang is still debating what move he wants to make with regards to the possible sale of the team.

Wang has gotten some expressions of interest about the Islanders, should he opt to sell them. One potential suitor is reportedly Andrew Barroway, who is a wealth manager based in Philadelphia. At the moment though, it sounds like nothing is imminent.
Apr 23 - 10:01 AM

The New York Islanders will participate in a preseason game at Barclays Center on Sept. 26.

Barclays Center will become the Islanders' new home starting with the 2015-16 campaign. The Islanders have already played in one previous exhibition match in the arena. "We are extremely excited to play our second game at Barclays Center," Islanders GM Garth Snow said. "It was a special night, seeing all of our passionate fans pack the building last September and hearing the 'Lets Go Islanders' chant throughout the game. We are looking forward to making Brooklyn our home the following season. This is a great way for our fans to see how easy the commute is to this world class facility in Brooklyn, the friendly staff that awaits them as they walk through the entrance, and the numerous amenities that only Barclays Center offers."
Apr 22 - 10:14 AM

The New York Islanders have to decide whether or not to allow the Buffalo Sabres to take their 2014 first round pick to complete the Tomas Vanek trade.

The Islanders have the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Given that, it might seem obvious that the Islanders would keep the pick and hope to improve in 2014-15. However, the 2015 draft is far deeper and includes two potential superstars in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. It would be terrible for the Islanders if they miss the playoffs again in 2014-15 only for their lottery pick to belong to Buffalo.
Apr 16 - 10:03 AM

Islanders GM Garth Snow said that Jack Capuano will be back behind the bench next season.

"Cappy will be back," Snow said Monday. "If we have an opportunity to add to our staff, the way we'd look to add a player, then we'll do that. But I don't expect to change the current staff." He just finished his fourth season with the club, where he has compiled a 118-120-39 record.
Apr 14 - 4:30 PM

The New York Islanders have finished their home schedule with a 13-19-9 record.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Islanders have had a sub-.500 record at home. "It should be to your advantage, obviously," Travis Hamonic said. "You get the matchups you want, you're in your own bed -- when you can't produce at home, it's incredibly frustrating. Especially the way we lost some games here this season." The Islanders have been playing in Nassau Coliseum, but have plans to move to Barclays Center.
Apr 9 - 10:38 AM

Rookie mistakes plagued the Islanders in their 4-3 loss to the Sharks on Friday night.

The Islanders dressed seven rookies. "They’re learning now, and they’re learning the tough way, you can see that with some of the goals," Capuano said. "As a coach, you have to stay positive with some of these guys. They’re 20 years old. You have to keep teaching them, and you have to find a way."
Source: N.Y. Post
Mar 15 - 9:55 AM

The New York Islanders coughed up a third period lead for the fourth time in five games.

The Islanders' season has turned into a disaster between John Tavares' injury, the entire Tomas Vanek situation, and most importantly, their subpar play on the ice. At this point, the fact that they're blowing leads is a secondary concern because they have very little to play for anyways, but the 2014-15 campaign will be a telling one as they try to get back to the playoffs after getting that far in 2013.
Mar 7 - 10:25 AM

Islanders GM Garth Snow defended the underwhelming return he got for Thomas Vanek.

The Islanders got prospect Sebastian Collberg from Montreal in exchange for Vanek. If the Canadiens make the playoffs then they'll also get a second-round pick, but also have to concede a fifth rounder. "This was the best deal that was tabled," Snow said. "Getting a conditional second-round pick and Sebastian Collberg, a prospect who has top-six potential, was a pretty good return on a day like this." Perhaps, but it made the entire Vanek saga look like a failure for the Islanders. Snow sent Matt Moulson, a first-round pick, and a second-round selection to Buffalo in exchange for Vanek earlier this season.
Mar 6 - 10:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Johan Sundstrom
5Eric Boulton
6Brock Nelson
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Nikolai Kulemin
2Kyle Okposo
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
6Joshua Ho-Sang
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Travis Hamonic
3Calvin De Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Matt Carkner
6Brian Strait
7Matt Donovan
8T.J. Brennan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson