Boughner Adds Capuano
Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced yesterday that Jack Capuano has been named associate coach on head coach Bob Boughner's staff.
"I am thrilled to welcome Jack to our coaching staff," said Boughner "He is a knowledgeable and experienced voice to have behind our bench that will work well with our young players."
"I am extremely excited to join the Florida Panthers organization," said Capuano. "I want to thank Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu for putting their trust in me and Dale for giving me an opportunity to work with Bob, one of the great young minds in the game. My familiarity with the Panthers has grown a lot throughout the past few years and I'm eager to work with such a young, talented group of players."
Capuano, 50, spent over a decade in the New York Islanders organization serving as head coach of the Islanders (2010-17) and assistant coach (2005-06). Prior to joining the Islanders behind the bench, Capuano served as head coach of the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (2007-10) and served as assistant coach (2006-07).
As head coach of the Islanders, Capuano owned a 227-192-64 record and made three playoff appearances including the club's 2013 postseason berth, their first since the 2007 playoffs.