New York Islanders fire head coach Barry Trotz after four seasons

The New York Islanders have relieved Barry Trotz of his coaching duties after four seasons with the club, Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello announced Monday.

The Islanders missed the Stanley Cup playoffs this past season after finishing with a 37-35-10 opneem.
It will be a tremendous understatement to say that this was not an easy decision to make,” Lamoriello said in a statement to
    Unfortunately it is my role to make the best decisions for the organization going forward and I believe that this group of players needs a new voice and this in no way is anything negative on Barry Trotz, who as each and every one of you knows is a tremendous human being.
      The Islanders qualified for the postseason in Trotz’s first three seasons. The Isles advanced to the Eastern Conference finals in 2020 en 2021 but came up short both times to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
        In four years with New York, the 59-year-old had a 152-102-34 regular season record and went 28-21 in die uitspeelrondes. Trotz won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach in his first season.
          Prior to joining the Islanders, Trotz led the Washington Capitals to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup after the 2017-18 seisoen. He guided Washington to two consecutive PresidentsTrophiesgiven to the team with the most points — na die 2015-16 en 2016-17 seisoene.
            In 23 seasons with the Islanders, Capitals and Nashville Predators, Trotz compiled a 914-670-60-168 record as head coach. He is third all-time in victories behind Scotty Bowman (1,244) and Joel Quenneville (969).

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