NEW YORK (AP) -The New York Islanders hired Scott Gordon, the AHL coach of the year, on Tuesday night to replace dismissed head coach Ted Nolan.
Gordon emerged as the choice of general manager Garth Snow after an extensive search following Nolan's departure on July 14 and agreed to a multiyear deal with the team.
The 45-year-old Gordon, who guided the Providence Bruins to the second round of the playoffs last season, got the job over established NHL coaches such as John Tortorella, Joel Quenneville, Bob Hartley, Paul Maurice and Mike Sullivan, who all interviewed for the post.
Gordon was picked to lead the Islanders' youth movement that Nolan was resistant to buy into. He will be New York's fifth coach in six seasons and the first hired by Snow since the former Islanders goalie became GM before the 2006-07 season.
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