Just four days after resigning as head coach of the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, Barry Trotz has found a gig with the New York Islanders. Thursday afternoon the team announced that Trotz, who ranks fifth all-time in NHL coaching wins, would be their new bench boss. Earlier in the day, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the sides were closing in on a five-year contract worth at least $4 million per year.
“Barry brings to the New York Islanders franchise a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience, and success,” Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello said in a statement. “He is and has been one of the top coaches in the National Hockey League. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with him.”