The New York Islanders announced Tuesday afternoon that former Maine Black Bear Jack Capuano has been relieved as his duties as Head Coach for the franchise.  Assistant General Manager Doug Weight has been tabbed as Capuano's replacement

General Manager Garth Snow made the announcement via a press release about the firing of Capuano, who helped guide the Islanders to a 4-0 win over Boston on Monday.

"The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his tireless work throughout his seven seasons with the organization as Head Coach," Snow said via the release.

Capuano is the second winningest coach in Islander history, with 227 victories and was the fourth longest tenured coach in the NHL before his removal Tuesday, trailing only Claude Julien, Joel Quenneville, and Dave Tippett.

"It's an honor to have served this historic franchise and its passionate fans," Capuano said. "I'd like to thank Garth and our ownership group for the opportunity to be the Head Coach of the Islanders. I'd also like to recognize our coaching staff, training staff and players for all of their hard work."

He had served as the Head Coach since 2011 after he served as the Interim Head Coach in November of 2010.  The Islanders currently have a 17-17-8 record and are in 8th place in the Metropolitan Division.

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