Islanders officially name Lamoriello president of hockey operations


Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello speaks to reporters during a press conference on the first day of training camp in Toronto, on Thursday, September 14, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/CP)

The New York Islanders officially named Lou Lamoriello the president of hockey operations, the team announced on Tuesday.

“We are grateful to Larry Tanenbaum and the Toronto Maple Leafs for their courtesy in allowing this move,” managing parter of the Islanders Scott Malkin said in a team press release. “We are committed to giving Lou every resource and the full support of the entire organization as we pursue our program to compete at the highest level.”

“I am excited to join such a storied franchise and look forward to working with Scott Malkin and the entire New York Islanders organization,” said Lamoriello.

Lamoriello spent the previous three seasons as the Maple Leafs general manager during which the team went 118-95-33 including playoff appearances in each of the last two campaigns — first-round exits to the hands of the Washington Capitals (six games) and Boston Bruins (seven games), respectively.

The move to New York comes within two weeks of the Maple Leafs naming Kyle Dubas the new general manager of the club. Lamoriello now joins his son, Chris, who was the Islanders’ assistant general manager during the 2017-18 season.

Prior to his time with the Maple Leafs, Lamoriello was the general manager of the New Jersey Devils from the start of 1987-88 season up until his time in Toronto. For the Devils, Lamoriello won the Stanley Cup three times (1995, 2000, 2003).


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