Jack Capuano
NY Islanders - Head Coach
Jack Capuano was named the interim head coach of the New York Islanders on November 15, 2010 and is currently the official head coach of the team.
Years Coached:5 years
Last Season Coached:2014-2015
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Jack Capuano was in his fourth season as coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he guided his team to one playoff appearance and two 40-win seasons in his three full seasons, when he was called upon to replace Scott Gordon as the New York Islanders head coach on Nov, 15, 2010. Islanders general manager Garth Snow opted for Capuano ahead of a more experienced candidate because of Capuano's familiarity with the younger players, since Bridgeport is the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders.
The native of Cranston, RI, was named head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on April 30, 2007. In four seasons he had a 133-100-8-14 mark as head coach of the Sound Tigers. From 1997-2005 he served as the General Manager of the Pee Dee Pride of the East Coast Hockey League. Capuano also served as the head coach of the 2005 U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the Five Nations Cup in Slovakia. Capuano began his coaching career in 1995 as an assistant coach with the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks of the ECHL after ending a pro playing career that included stints with Boston, Vancouver and Toronto of the NHL and Springfield and Maine of the American Hockey League. The former First Team All-American captained the University of Maine to a Hockey East championship and NCAA Frozen Four appearance in 1998.