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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
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J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
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C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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