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GARTH SNOW NAMED GM

Tuesday, 07.18.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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GARTH SNOW NAMED GM
Neil Smith relieved of duties

Former  Islanders  goaltender Garth Snow has retired as a player to become the new general manager of the New York Islanders.

"I  spoke  with  Garth  at  length  throughout  the spring about the general manager's position and he really impressed me with his passion and his knowledge," said Islanders owner Charles Wang. "When the job opened up, the  choice  was an easy one. Garth knows the league as well as anyone, has an  eye  for  talent  and  understands  how our staff works as a team. Most importantly,  Garth  is a man of integrity, someone I trust will work hard, be creative and represent the Islanders with dignity."

As Islanders GM, Snow will be the point person for trades and oversee the pro scouting department. Snow becomes part of a hockey operations staff that  also  includes  head  coach Ted Nolan, player  development  director  Bryan  Trottier, chief amateur scout Tony Feltrin and pro scouting director Ken Morrow.

"This is a proud moment for me, a dream come true," said Snow, who will be 37 on July 28. "It's an opportunity I wanted more than anything. I look  forward to working with Ted, Pat, Bryan and the scouts. Islander fans can  be  assured that this franchise is going to do everything in its power to bring another Stanley Cup to Long Island."

Last season was Snow's fourth with the Islanders and 12th in the NHL. The goaltender was 135-147-43 with a 2.80 GAA and .901 save percentage over 368 games with Quebec, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Pittsburgh and the Islanders. Originally selected in the sixth round by Quebec in the 1987 NHL Entry  Draft,  the native of Wrentham, Mass. signed with the Islanders as a free agent on July 1, 2001.

 

A STATEMENT FROM ISLANDERS OWNER CHARLES WANG

Islanders owner Charles Wang announced today that Neil Smith has been relieved of his duties as general manager.

Said  Wang:  "As  I made clear at the press conference last month, we are running this as a business, incorporating the opinions of our hockey operations  staff - including Ted Nolan, Garth Snow, Bryan Trottier and Pat LaFontaine.  Despite  Neil's  commitment to me that he could work in this environment, he later expressed to me on a number of occasions his philosophical opposition to our business model.

"In light of our differences, I felt that I had no choice but to make this decision in the best interests of the Islanders and our fans. I'm very proud of our draft and the roster additions our staff made this month. Our fans should know that with Ted, Garth, Bryan and Pat helping to lead the way, the Islanders are in very good hands."

 

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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