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Capuano to remain coach of Islanders

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 1:55 PM / News

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Capuano to remain coach of Islanders
Jack Capuano will remain coach of the New York Islanders

Jack Capuano will return as coach of the New York Islanders next season, general manager Garth Snow said Monday according to Newsday.

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.

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This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares