Former Islanders goaltender Mike Dunham was named as the team’s goaltending coach prior to the 2007-08 season. A veteran of ten NHL seasons, Dunham played in 394 games and retired with a 141-178-44 record, a 2.74 goals against average and a.908 save percentage. In addition to the Islanders, Dunham played with the New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers and Atlanta Thrashers. Dunham also won a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics with the United States.
Dunham played collegiate hockey at Maine where he shared goaltending duties with Islanders general manager Garth Snow. He was named to the NCAA East First All-American Team and the Hockey East First All-Star Team in 1992-93. That season, Maine won the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship.
Mike and his wife Kate have two daughters, Addison and Kayden.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings