Kelly Buchberger joined the Islanders organization as an Assistant Coach on July 11, 2017.
Buchberger served as Vice President of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers in 2016-17, after spending the previous two seasons as the club's Manager of Player Personnel.
A native of Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Buchberger 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, who at the time were the Springield Falcons.
During 18 NHL seasons as a player, Buchberger scored 309 points (105 goals, 104 assists) in 1,182 regular season games in a career that began during the 1987 Stanley Cup playoffs with the Oilers and concluded in 2003-04 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Buchberger was named the Oilers ninth captain in 1995-96 and served in that capacity for four seasons. He won two Stanley Cups with the Oilers in 1987 and 1990.