The New York Islanders announced today that John Gruden has been named Assistant Coach.
Gruden, 48, has served as the Head Coach for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League for the past two seasons. Last year, with the Bulldogs he won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL Champions. Along with winning the J. Ross Robertson Cup, Hamilton finished with the best record in the OHL Eastern Conference, 43-18-4-3. Gruden finished with an overall coaching record of 76-45-8-7.
Prior to coaching the Bulldogs, Gruden served as Head Coach for the Flint Firebirds (OHL) during the 2015-16 season.