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Trotz Named Head Coach

Joins the Islanders after winning the Stanley Cup in Washington last season

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The New York Islanders announced today that Barry Trotz has been named Head Coach.

"Barry brings to the New York Islanders franchise a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience and success," said Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello. "He is and has been one of the top coaches in the National Hockey League. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with him."

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Pellegrini Named Assistant General Manager

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The New York Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello announced today that Steve Pellegrini has been named Assistant General Manager. He will work alongside current Assistant General Manager Chris Lamoriello.  

Pellegrini joins the Islanders after working for the New Jersey Devils as the Vice President of Hockey Operations since 2006. With the Devils, Pellegrini worked on all hockey-related matters, including and not limited to, contract negotiation/salary arbitration preparation, collective bargaining agreement/salary cap compliance, scheduling and scouting.  

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Snow and Weight Relieved of Duties

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New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations, Lou Lamoriello announced today that Garth Snow and Doug Weight have been relieved of their duties. Lamoriello will take over the responsibilities of General Manager and immediately begin the process to find the team's next Head Coach.  

"The New York Islanders would like to thank both Garth and Doug for their dedication to the franchise," Lamoriello said. "Both started their tenures with the franchise as players and grew as tremendous leaders to the positions they held."   

Both will remain with the organization.  

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Barzal Named Finalist For Calder Memorial Trophy

Islanders forward in running for NHL's top-rookie honor

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The National Hockey League announced today that New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal is one of three finalists, along with Brock Boeser and Clayton Keller, for the Calder Memorial Trophy. The award is given annually to "the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League."

The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association members at the conclusion of the regular season and will be announced Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Isles Day-to-Day: Boychuk To Have Surgery

Johnny Boychuk is scheduled for Monday surgery to take care of nagging issue

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Johnny Boychuk had dealt with a nagging injury since the start of the 2017-18 season and now that the New York Islanders season is over, the defenseman will undergo a procedure to fix it. 

Boychuk didn't reveal what his injury was, but said that surgery was scheduled for Monday and that he expects to be 100% in June. The 34-year-old said he had played through it during the season and would have continued to do so had the Isles made the playoffs. 

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Isles Day-to-Day: Fritz To Bridgeport

Tanner Fritz was loaned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Sunday

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

While the New York Islanders season ended on Saturday night, Tanner Fritz's will continue, as he was loaned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Sunday morning. 

Fritz had seven points (3G, 4A) in 34 games with the Islanders after earning his first recall in January. Fritz scored his first goal on Feb. 19 vs Minnesota. 

Before being called up, Fritz led the Sound Tigers with 37 points (10G, 27A) in 33 games and was initially named to the AHL All-Star Classic. 

The Sound Tigers have four games remaining in their season. 

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Quenneville Agrees To Entry-Level Deal

Islanders seventh-round pick led all WHL defensemen in points

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The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman David Quenneville has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal.

Quenneville, 20, led all Western Hockey League defensemen in goals (26) and points (80) this season, during his fourth full year with the Medicine Hat Tigers. Quenneville added eight points (one goal, seven assists) in six 2018 WHL Playoff games.

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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders vs Rangers

Projected lines, news and quotes ahead of Thursday's Islanders-Rangers game

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders take on the New York Rangers in their final home game of the 2017-18 season. Buy tickets. Watch the game on MSG+2, or MSG GO. Listen live on 88.7FM, 103.9FM or AM970. Read the game preview. Check the game notes. 

LINEUP NOTES: 

Jaroslav Halak will start in goal. Shane Prince returns after missing 33 games with an upper-body injury, while Tanner Fritz is out sick. Dennis Seidenberg and Brandon Davidson are in. Johnny Boychuk and Scott Mayfield are out. 

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Isles Day-to-Day: Practice Update 4/2

Josh Bailey returns to practice, Cizikas and Clutterbuck both absent

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

After missing the Islanders back-to-back set over the weekend with an upper-body injury, Josh Bailey was back on the ice for practice on Monday morning. 

Bailey was back on the Islanders' top line alongside John Tavares and Anders Lee. The injured Nikolay Kulemin also donned a white jersey for practice as he continues his recovery from shoulder surgery in November. 

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Isles Day-to-Day: Greiss Off IR

Thomas Greiss was activated off IR on Friday

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Thomas Greiss (lower body) was activated off IR on Friday afternoon. Greiss suffered the injury on Feb. 16 during a 45-save shutout over the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Greiss has been skating with the team over the past few weeks and was deemed healthy enough to back up Christopher Gibson on Friday night vs Toronto, as Jaroslav Halak is out sick. 

With Greiss coming off IR, Gibson's emergency recall status was transferred to Halak, allowing him to stay on the roster. 

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