The Islanders will officially announce the much rumored move of making Sound Tigers HC Brent Thompson a part of the NHL bench today. You can read my full thoughts on the matter in this post from June 7th.
Update: Garth Snow’s comments from the official release
“Brent did a great job in Bridgeport last year molding our young prospects into a division-winning team,” said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. “With his coaching experience and defensive expertise, we’re excited for him to join our coaching staff.”