CRONIN NAMED NYI ASSISTANT COACH
Former Sound Tigers Head Coach returns to Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY (June 16, 2014) - The New York Islanders announced today that Greg Cronin has been named an Assistant Coach. He joins Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager, Doug Weight, as well as Assistant Coaches Bob Corkum and Matt Bertani on Head Coach Jack Capuano’s staff.
Cronin, 51, spent the last three seasons with the Toronto Maples Leafs, serving as an assistant coach.
Prior to his time in Toronto, the Arlington, MA, native spent six seasons as Head Coach at Northeastern University. He won the Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award in 2008-09 as the best coach in the Hockey East conference, as voted by the head coaches.
From the 1999-00 to 2002-03 season, Cronin served as an Assistant Coach with the Islanders.
His first head coaching position came in 2003-04 with the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In two seasons with the Sound Tigers, Cronin led the Sound Tigers to a 78-61-12 record.
Prior to his first stint in the Islanders organization, Cronin served as an Assistant Coach with the United States National Development Program Under-18 Team (one season), the University of Maine (four seasons) and Colorado College (three seasons). Cronin got his start in coaching as an assistant at Colby College in 1987-88.