New York Islanders fire head coach Barry Trotz after four seasons

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(CNN)The New York Islanders person relieved Barry Trotz of his coaching duties aft 4 seasons with the club, Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello announced connected Monday.

The Islanders missed the Stanley Cup playoffs this past play aft finishing with a 37-35-10 record.

"It volition beryllium a tremendous understatement to accidental that this was not an casual determination to make," Islanders wide manager Lou Lamoriello said successful a statement to

    "Unfortunately it is my relation to marque the champion decisions for the enactment going guardant and I judge that this radical of players needs a caller dependable and this successful nary mode is thing antagonistic connected Barry Trotz, who arsenic each and each 1 of you knows is simply a tremendous quality being."

      The Islanders qualified for the postseason successful Trotz's archetypal 3 seasons. The Isles precocious to the Eastern Conference finals successful 2020 and 2021 but came up abbreviated some times to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

      In 4 years with New York, the 59-year-old had a 152-102-34 regular play grounds and went 28-21 successful the playoffs. Trotz won the Jack Adams Award arsenic the NHL's apical manager successful his archetypal season.

        Prior to joining the Islanders, Trotz led the Washington Capitals to the franchise's archetypal Stanley Cup aft the 2017-18 season. He guided Washington to 2 consecutive Presidents' Trophies -- fixed to the squad with the astir points -- aft the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

          In 23 seasons with the Islanders, Capitals and Nashville Predators, Trotz compiled a 914-670-60-168 grounds arsenic caput coach. He is 3rd all-time successful victories down Scotty Bowman (1,244) and Joel Quenneville (969).

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