Thompson Named Sound Tigers Head Coach

Led AHL Bridgeport to 41-26-9 record as Head Coach in 2011-12; Pellerin Relieved Of Coaching Duties

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Thompson Named Sound Tigers Head Coach
Led AHL Bridgeport to 41-26-9 record as Head Coach in 2011-12; Pellerin Relieved Of Coaching Duties

The New York Islanders announced today that Brent Thompson has been named the Head Coach of the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the upcoming 2014-15 season. He replaces Scott Pellerin, who served in that capacity during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

Thompson, 43, spent the last two seasons as an Assistant Coach of the Islanders. In 2012-13, he helped guide the NHL club to their first winning record and first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance since the 2006-07 season. As Head Coach of the Sound Tigers in 2011-12, Thompson led the Sound Tigers to the playoffs with a 41-26-9 record.

A native of Calgary, Alberta, Thompson served as Head Coach of the Alaska Aces of the ECHL in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, compiling a record of 83-50-11. In his final season with Alaska, he led the Aces to a league-best 47-22-0-3 record and the club’s second Kelly Cup Championship in team history. Thompson also won the John Brophy Award as the ECHL Coach of the Year.

Prior to his time with Alaska, Thompson served as an assistant coach with the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen from 2005-09.

Thompson entered the coaching ranks following a 15-year playing career, which concluded in 2005 with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. During his 15-year career, the 6’2” 210-pound defenseman appeared in over 900 professional games including 121 NHL contests. The Los Angeles Kings selected Thompson in the second round (39th overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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