The NY Islanders named Barry Trotz as their next head coach on Thursday afternoon. Trotz led the Washington Capitals to their first Cup on June 7 before resigning just this past Monday. The hiring of Trotz continues an offseason makeover for the Islanders.  Trotz, who turns 56 on July 15, spent the past four seasons behind the Capitals’ bench and previously coached the Predators from 1998 to 2014. He has a career regular-season record of 762 wins, 568 losses, 60 ties and 134 overtime losses. Trotz and the Capitals parted ways after Trotz made it clear he wanted to be among the highest-paid coaches in the NHL. Trotz reportedly was earning $1.5 million annually with the Capitals.

Islanders name Trotz as new head coach