The New York Islanders have had some great (and not so great) coaches over their years in the NHL, but who is the best New York Islanders head coach of all time? This list ranks every New York Islanders coach from best to worst according to user votes. Hockey fans like you have already voted on this list, but we want you to contribute as well. Vote up your top New York Islanders coaches, keeping in mind stats like regular season record and playoff appearances. Maybe your favorites are also among the best hockey coaches ever.
You can't have a conversation about great Islanders coaches without talking about Al Arbour. Arbour coached the team to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships between 1980-1983. Many Islanders fans sing high praises for current Islanders coach Jack Capuano. Capuano turned a struggling Islanders franchise into playoff contenders.If the New York Islanders assembled a team with the greatest NHL players ever to take the ice, who would you hire to coach it? Vote up the winningest New York Islanders coach or even just the coach that you personally liked the most.
Lorne HenningAge: 68
Steve StirlingAge: 71