The coaches’ room at Iceworks in Syosset, N.Y., has a lock on it; you have to punch a code to get in. Brent Thompson couldn’t get himself in a couple of times yesterday.
He’ll have to learn that code soon. The Islanders made it official today that Thompson is now an Islanders assistant.
Bridgeport is also losing Matt Bertani to the Islanders; he’ll be the team’s new video coach. Am told Eric Boguniecki is expected back.
So there will indeed be a fourth coach in three years here, and an eighth in 12.
Edit: Coincidentally, former Isles assistant Dean Chynoweth is the new coach in Cleveland.
|TEX||Jeff Pyle (4/16)||Willie Desjardins (6/12)|
|SPR||Rob Riley (4/16)||Brad Larsen (5/21)|
|BIN||Kurt Kleinendorst (5/8)||Luke Richardson (5/23)|
|ADK||Joe Paterson (5/22)||—|
|MIL||Ian Herbers (5/30, U Alberta)||Dean Evason (6/19)|
|CHI||Craig MacTavish (6/11)||Scott Arniel (6/26)|
|PEO||Jared Bednar (6/12)||Dave Allison (6/12)|
|HAM||Clement Jodoin (6/12, MON ass’t)||Sylvain Lefebvre(6/12)|
|LE||David Quinn (6/14, COL ass’t)||Dean Chynoweth (6/27)|
|GR||Curt Fraser (6/18, DAL ass’t)||Jeff Blashill (6/25)|
|NOR||Jon Cooper-a (6/21)||Trent Yawney-a (6/21)|
|SYR||Trent Yawney-a (6/21)||Jon Cooper-a (6/21)|
|BPT||Brent Thompson (6/27)||—|
a-Affiliation swap between Norfolk and Syracuse, Anaheim and Tampa Bay.