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January 17, 2017 | 3:10pm ET
Isles fire coach Capuano, Weight takes over
TheFourthPeriod.com

The New York Islanders have fired Head Coach Jack Capuano, and have named Assistant General Manager Doug Weight as the club's Interim Head Coach.

"The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his tireless work throughout his seven seasons with the organization as Head Coach," Islanders GM Garth Snow said. "His leadership guided the team to the playoffs in three of the past four years, which included two straight 100-point seasons. He is a great coach and an even better person. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward."

Capuano ranks second on the Islanders all-time list in both games coached (482) and wins (227), behind legendary Hall of Fame coach, Al Arbour (1,500 coached, 740 wins).

With a record of 227-191-64, Capuano was the NHL's fourth-longest tenured coach, behind Claude Julien, Joel Quenneville and Dave Tippett.

"It's an honor to have served this historic franchise and its passionate fans," Capuano said. "I'd like to thank Garth and our ownership group for the opportunity to be the Head Coach of the Islanders. I'd also like to recognize our coaching staff, training staff and players for all of their hard work."

Capuano was named Interim Head Coach on November 15, 2010. The Islanders removed the "interim" label from Capuano's title on April 12, 2011.

 
 
 

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