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Islanders Promote Cronin To Associate Coach

Cronin served as Assistant Coach for the past three seasons

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that Greg Cronin has been promoted to Associate Coach.

"Greg's hockey knowledge and experiences of over 30 years in the coaching profession are an asset to our coaching staff," Head Coach Doug Weight said. "He's run our penalty-kill the past several seasons and each year, it's been one of the best in the league. He has a tireless work ethic on the bench during games, at practice and in meetings. His desire to get the best out of every player, to help achieve our goal of winning is impressive and I'm thrilled to continue to work with him."  

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Turgeon Has Good Memories With Islanders

Former Islander is second in points-per-game with the franchise

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

It was good to see Pierre Turgeon on the ice in the New York Islanders' jersey again. 

Turgeon was on hand at the Islanders inaugural fantasy camp over the weekend, putting on a show for the fans, celebrity guests and fellow alumni. Even at - or especially at - 47, Turgeon looked smooth on the ice, showing off the skating and hands that amassed 1327 NHL points. 

"It brings you back," Turgeon said from the Islanders practice rink on Long Island. "We had a great season, a great team, great fans… It was fun to see the impact we had as a team in the community. So coming back and seeing guys, talking [to fans] and 'can you sign this?' and take pictures, it's kind of a cool thing, it just brings you back and those are great memories." 

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Alan Hahn on Isles Fantasy Camp

The ESPN Radio host raved about his experience at the Islanders Fantasy Camp

by New York Islanders NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The first Islanders Fantasy Camp is in the books and from fans to alumni to special guests, it was a rousing success. ESPN Radio's Alan Hahn was one celebrity guest and he spoke about his fantasy camp experience on the Hahn, Humpty & Canty Show. 


ESPN Radio's Alan Hahn on the Isles Fantasy Camp

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Fantasy Island

The first Islanders Fantasy Camp was a success for fans, alumni

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Anthony Vela was always close to the ice when he was a New York Islanders season ticket holder. 

But plexiglass and other people always got between him and the action and no matter how close he was to guys like Clark Gillies or Pierre Turgeon - nothing compares to actually being on the ice with them. 

On Saturday afternoon, Vela took a pass from Turgeon and roofed a backhand while wearing the Islanders crest - living out a longtime dream at the team's inaugural four-day fantasy camp. Afterwards, they went for beers. 

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Gibson Agrees To One-Year Deal

Finnish goaltender made his NHL debut with the Islanders in 2015-16

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today, goaltender Christopher Gibson has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.

Gibson, 24, made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders in 2015-16, appearing in four games during his first year with the organization. He earned his first NHL victory on April 5, 2016 against the Washington Capitals, which clinched the Islanders' 2016 Stanley Cup Playoff berth. Last season, Gibson posted a 6-0-0 record with a 2.52 goals-against-average and .912 save percentage in seven games with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.   

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Islanders Name Buchberger Assistant Coach

Former Asst. Coach and VP Player Development with Edmonton joins Islanders Staff

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that Kelly Buchberger will serve as an Assistant Coach under Head Coach Doug Weight. 

Buchberger served as Vice President of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers last season, after spending the previous two seasons as the club's Manager of Player Personnel. The Langenburg, Saskatchewan native spent six seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Oilers from 2008-2014. He also served one season as Head Coach of Edmonton's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springield Falcons. 

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Gudlevskis Agrees To Terms

Recently acquired goaltender signs one-year deal

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal. The Islanders had acquired Gudlevskis from the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 1 in exchange for forward Carter Verhaeghe.

Gudlevskis, 24, posted a 15-10-7-4 (W-L-OTL-SOL) record last season with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage in 37 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. The Aizkraukle, Latvia, native also appeared in one National Hockey League game last season with the Lightning. 

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New York Islanders Transactions

A running feed of New York Islanders transactions

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / New York Islanders

A running feed of New York Islanders transactions:

July 19: Greg Cronin was promoted to Associate Coach. Cronin had served as an Assistant Coach the past three seasons.

July 11: Kelly Buchberger named Islanders Assistant Coach.

July 11: Kristers Gudlevskis agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract.

July 10: Fred Brathwaite named Islanders Goaltending Coach.

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Islanders Name Fred Brathwaite Goaltending Coach

Nine Year NHL Goaltender joins islanders Staff

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that Fred Brathwaite will serve as goaltending coach under Head Coach Doug Weight.

Brathwaite has worked as the goaltending coach for Hockey Canada with their Under-18 team for the last three seasons. Prior to that, he held the same role with Canada's Under-20 team, as well as with his former club Adler Mannheim of the German Professional League (DEL) during the 2013-14 season. 

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Aho Looking To Make A Name For Himself

After taking a step forward in Sweden last season, the Isles drafted and signed d-man Sebastian Aho

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

When the New York Islanders drafted Sebastian Aho in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Draft, there were more than a few people who asked this question:  

Sebastian Aho? Doesn't he play for Carolina?

Aho gets that a lot, but such is life when you share the same name of a blossoming 19-year-old forward. 

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