The Islanders ended the season winning three straight and going 8-2-2 over their last 12, but finished 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 34-37-11 record one season after making the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Capuano replaced Scott Gordon early in the 2010-11 season and has compiled a record of 118-120-39. The Islanders also took the Pittsburgh Penguins to overtime in Game 6 before losing their Eastern Conference quarterfinal-round series last spring.
Capuano has been part of the Islanders organization since being hired as an assistant coach for the 2005-06 season. He was an assistant coach for their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, in 2006-07 and coached the Sound Tigers from 2007-08 until becoming Islanders coach on Nov. 15, 2010.