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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

Friday, 05.02.2014 / 10:00 AM / News
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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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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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