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TED NOLAN WILL NOT RETURN AS ISLANDERS HEAD COACH IN 2008-09

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow announced today that Ted Nolan will not return next season as the team’s head coach. Nolan had one season remaining on his contract.


"Ted has helped us achieve some success over the last two seasons, however it has become clear that we have philosophical differences and have decided together to part ways," said Snow. "Since last season and continuing into the summer, I have realized we do not share the same philosophies. I would like to thank Ted for his two years with the team and wish him the best.

"I have a list of several qualified candidates. After a thorough process, we will hire the very best coach to lead the Islanders on the ice."

Added Nolan: "While I am disappointed I will not be coaching the Islanders next season, there have been philosophical differences and we’ve agreed it’s a good time for me to move on. I want to thank the Islanders organization for giving me a chance to coach in the NHL again. I have tremendous respect for what the team is trying to do and I wish them well."

Ted Nolan’s Coaching Record:

Season

Team

W

L

T

OTL

Pct.

1995-96

Buffalo

33

42

7

-

.445

1996-97

Buffalo

40

30

12

-

.561

2006-07

NY Islanders

40

30

-

12

.561

2007-08

NY Islanders

34

38

-

9

.482

Totals

 

147

140

19

21

.512

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