Head coach Jack Capuano, assistants coaches Doug Weight, Greg Cronin and Bob Corkum and goalie coach Mike Dunham will all return for the 2015-16 season, which will be the team's first in Brooklyn. Islanders' general manager Garth Snow was satisfied with the job the they did with the team this year.
"Our coaches did a great job, whether it was preparing our players or with the communication between coaches and players, which was outstanding," Snow said. "There were some aspects of our game, whether it was with our penalty-kill that struggled early on and became a strength for us by the end, or our power play, which was a strength at times early on and we didn't have one in the playoffs. That's an area of concern. We'll analyze all different areas of our team and try to get better." (Newsday, Apr 30)
Capunao is the second longest tenured coach in Islanders franchise history having coached 359 games. He is also the second winningest coach with 165. Only Al Arbour has more wins and games coached.
Capuano took over behind the bench on November 15, 2010 after Scott Gordon was let go following a 10-game losing streak. The 2015-16 season will be Capuano's sixth season overall as head coach of the Islanders.