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Jack Capuano | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (49) / 7/7/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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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

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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

The New York Islanders will play three preseason games in Barclays Center as they prepare for their first season in Brooklyn.

The Islanders said goodbye to Nassau County Coliseum with their 2015 playoff run. The next chapter in the Islanders history will start with an exhibition game on Sept. 21. They will also play in Barclays Center on Sept. 23 and 28 prior to the start of the 2015-16 campaign.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 11:06:00 AM

The New York Islanders are selling the ice from their final game in Nassau County Coliseum for $20 a bottle.

It appears people will buy anything as the Islanders melted down the ice and placed the water in bottles. It will also cost collectors shipping and handling and there is a five bottle limit. Wow!
Sat, May 16, 2015 08:27:00 AM

Islanders bench boss Jack Capuano and his assistant coaches will be back for the 2015-16 campaign.

"Our coaches did a great job, whether it was preparing our players or with the communication between coaches and players, which was outstanding," Islanders GM Garth Snow said. "There were some aspects of our game, whether it was with our penalty-kill that struggled early on and became a strength for us by the end, or our power play, which was a strength at times early on and we didn't have one in the playoffs. That's an area of concern. We'll analyze all different areas of our team and try to get better." It will be Capuano's sixth season with the team. He has a 165-148-46 record, which isn't great, but he had to first guide New York through a rebuilding period. Now expectations are higher after making the playoffs in two of the last three campaigns.
Fri, May 1, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Jack Capuano was not pleased with the game his New York Islanders played in Game 2.

The Islanders had a 3-1 lead late in the second period in Washington after already winning Game 1, when things fell apart, leading to a 4-3 Capitals win. "We had chances to shoot pucks," Capuano said. "We didn’t, and we didn’t deserve it. We had 13-15 shots after two periods and that’s not going to get it done, even when we had the lead. You’ve got to make the goalie work." Capuano suggested there may be some changes for Game 3 so do not be surprised if that happens.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 08:04:00 AM

Islanders coach Jack Capuano doesn't mind going into the first round series versus Washington as the underdogs.

"Everybody is picking Washington," Capuano said. "I like being the underdog . . . know. They look at the brackets and the people on TV -- the TV's running every morning seeing who they're picking. For us, we might be the underdog, but I'm stressing how good of a team they are. We finished with 101 points for a reason." In the war of words between games, coaches tend to put a fair amount of effort into portraying themselves as the underdogs wherever possible. Capuano is right about a lot of people picking Washington to win this series, but the gap between the Capitals and Islanders isn't big and it's not hard to envision either club winning this series.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 09:44:00 AM

The New York Islanders have officially secured a postseason berth.

That's thanks to the Florida Panthers beating the Boston Bruins on Thursday. This will be the Islanders' second playoff appearance in three years and another chance to win a playoff series for the first time since 1993. Before that happens though, the Islanders will play against Pittsburgh on Friday. New York is still competing for playoff positioning while the Penguins are simply fighting to make the playoffs.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 10:59:00 AM

The New York Islanders are 5-6-4 since the end of February.

The New Yorkers are currently in fifth in the East with 98 points and need just two more points to clinch a playoff spot after having the fifth worst record in the NHL last season. They take on the Flyers on Tuesday and a win or an Ottawa loss in regulation will clinch a spot.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 07:45:00 AM

The New York Islanders are getting ready for a key four-game homestand.

The Islanders have gone 3-5-2 over their last 10 contests, which has all-but killed their chances of winning the Metropolitan Division title. At this point their primary concern is battling with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second seed in the division and the first round home-ice advantage that comes with it. Beyond that, they would just like to have some momentum going into the playoffs. The Islanders will start the four-game stint against Minnesota on Tuesday.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Jack Capuano is just two games away from the 300-mark.

Capuano's tenure with the Islanders has been a mixed bag, but after some offseason upgrades and with some of their young players stepping up, New York has been superb this season with a 15-6-0 record. That's brought Capuano's career record to 133-126-39. "You know what I'm gonna say: It's not about me, it never has been," Capuano said. "It's always about the guys in the room. I've tried to keep the same message from day one here."
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:23:00 AM

The New York Islanders have allowed an average of 3.54 goals per game in 2014-15.

That puts them in 29th place in that category and it's even worse than the 3.18 goals per contest they allowed last season. That's discouraging given that they made a series of moves to upgrade their defense and goaltending. "The numbers don't mean [expletive] right now to us," Jack Capuano argued. "Our D-zone coverage is night and day compared to last year. Night and day. It's not even close when you look at the video." There are cases where you can argue that certain statistics don't matter or are misleading, but that's hard to buy when the number in question is goals. Capuano's point is more that the Islanders' recent three-game losing streak isn't the result of poor play. Either way, the Islanders will try to stop the bleeding on Wednesday.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 10:52:00 AM

The New York Islanders were sold for a reported $485 million according to a Forbes website.

There has been no confirmation of this figure from the team as a team spokesman refused to comment. If true, this is great news for NHL franchise owners as both the Islanders and Coyotes, two of the weaker franchises, have sold for well above perceived value in the last couple of months.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 08:04:00 AM

The sale of the New York Islanders has been approved by the NHL Board of Governors.

The deal isn't finalized yet, but it's certainly heading in that direction. If all goes as planned, Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin will be purchasing a minority stake in the team for now and then assume control from current owner Charles Wang in two years. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman didn't have a problem with the two-year delay before power is fully transferred, noting that it "provides an orderly transition, which was important to Charles."
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 08:45:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Adam Pelech
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube