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Greg Cronin
Greg Cronin was named Assistant Coach of the New York Islanders on June 16, 2014.
On June 16, the New York Islanders named Greg Cronin as an assistant coach to Jack Capuano's staff. He will join Capuano and assistants Doug Weight, Bob Corkum and Matt Bertani behind the Islanders bench. Cronin, 51, returns to the Islanders franchise after nearly a decade coaching at the collegiate and professional level. Cronin, who served as an assistant for the Islanders from 1999-2003 and head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers from 2003-05, has in the interim earned a wealth of collegiate and professional experience.

Cronin most recently spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, from 2011-14, helping the Maple Leafs to the postseason in 2012-13. For the six seasons prior, the Arlington, Mass., native was head coach at Northeastern University. At Northeastern, he led the team to their first consecutive seasons of posting a .500 record or better since the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons. In 2008-09, Cronin won the Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award as the best coach in the Hockey East conference as voted by the coaches.

Prior to his first stint with the Islanders organization, Cronin served as an assistant with the United States National Team Development Program Under-18 team (one season), the University of Maine (four seasons) and Colorado College (three seasons). Cronin got his start as an assistant coach at Colby College in 1987-88.
The native of Arlington, Mass.,was an assistant coach for Team U.S.A.'s entries at the 1997 and 2011 World Hockey Championship. In addition, he served as an assistant coach for two U.S. National Junior Teams (1997, 1998) and earned a silver medal with Team U.S.A. at the 1997 IIHF World Junior Championship. Cronin's coaching background also includes assistant coaching and interim head coach posts for both the University of Maine and Colorado College. He played four years at Colby College from 1982 to 1986 and he spent the 1987-88 season as an assistant coach at his alma mater. Cronin played an integral role in the institution of U.S.A. Hockey's National Team Development Program by serving at the helm of the inaugural National Under-18 team in 1997-98.