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.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Odds Following back-to-back titles, are the Penguins favored to repeat as 2018 Stanley Cup champions as well?
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Predators Game 6 Pick Can the Pittsburgh Penguins claim the Stanley Cup tonight when they go on the road to face the Nashville Predators in Game 6...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Which team will take the crucial Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Nashville Predators tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 Pick Can the Nashville Predators even up the Stanley Cup Finals when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Final Game 3 Pick With the series on the move, can the Nashville Predators get on the board in the Stanley Cup Final when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3...

NHL Team Pages