Lou Lamoriello was named the Islanders President of Hockey Operations on May 22, 2018. He assumed the role of General Manager on June 5, 2018. The Islanders earned 103 points during Lamoriello's first season at the helm, with a 48-27-7 record.
A three-time Stanley Cup Champion as a General Manager and Hockey Hall Of Fame inductee, Lamoriello joined the Islanders after three seasons as General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto posted 100-point seasons and qualified for the playoffs in each of Lamoriello's final two seasons with the club. The Maple Leafs compiled an overall regular-season record of 118-95-33 and a 5-8 playoff record during Lamoriello's tenure.
Lamoriello joined the New Jersey Devils as President and General Manager in 1987. Throughout his tenure in New Jersey, the Devils went to the Stanley Cup Playoffs 21 times, posted 13, 100-point seasons, won nine division titles, went to the Stanley Cup Final five times and won the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003. The Devils also earned 13 consecutive post-season berths from 1997-2010.
Over the course of Lamoriello's tenure in New Jersey, the Devils posted a regular season record of 1,093-759-179-109 and a playoff record of 136-116. In 1995, New Jersey's American Hockey League affiliate, the Albany Devils, won the Calder Cup, marking the third time an NHL organization and their AHL franchise won both championships in the same season.
Lamoriello has compiled a lifetime regular-season record of 1,259-881-179-149 (W-LT-OT) and a lifetime Stanley Cup Playoffs record of 141-124. Lamoriello served as the Devils' Head Coach for 50 regular season games in 2005-06 (32-14-4) and the final three regular season games in 2006-07. The Devils qualified for the playoffs and reached the Eastern Conference Final in both seasons.
In 2009, Lamoriello received the highest honor there is in the sport of hockey as he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition to his responsibilities with the Devils, Lamoriello was named vicechairman and CEO of the National Basketball Association's New Jersey Nets after the hockey team was purchased by YankeeNets. Following back-to-back appearances in the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003, Lamoriello relinquished his posts with the Nets when YankeeNets sold the basketball franchise to an independent owner in 2004.
Internationally, Lamoriello served as the General Manager for Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey in 1996. Team USA won the inaugural tournament championship, defeating Team Canada in a best-of-three final. He also served as General Manager for Team USA at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. The Johnston, RI native was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012 and received the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1992 in recognition of his service to hockey in the United States.
Prior to his time in the NHL, Lamoriello spent two decades at Providence College, including 15 seasons as Head Coach. During his time behind the bench, the Friars posted a 248-179-13 record, qualified for 12 consecutive post-season tournament berths and had more players drafted into the NHL after entering college than any other college team during Lamoriello's last five years. He also served as the College's Athletic Director. Lamoriello was one of five founders of Hockey East Association and served as commissioner of the league from 1983-87. Since 1989, the winner of the Hockey East tournament has been awarded the Lamoriello Trophy. Lamoriello was inducted into the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.
As an athlete, he captained both the hockey and baseball teams at Providence. He later played baseball, coached and managed teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League and the Quebec Provincial League.
Lamoriello's numerous accolades include inductions into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2009, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2012, the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2004, the LaSalle Academy Hall of Fame in 2004, the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey in 2002 and he was named the recipient of Unico National's Vincent T. Lombardi Trophy in 2000 for professional sports achievement. He has also served on the board of directors of the Yogi Berra Museum since 2006 and has been a member of the board of Yankee Global Enterprises since 2004.