As expected at his press conference this morning Islander captain Doug Weight retired from the NHL. After retiring GM Garth Snow announced that Weight would be joining the front office as well as the coaching staff as an assistant coach as well as a special assistant to the GM.
This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone as its been long expected that Weight would stay with the team following retirement and after spending some of the final games of the season behind the bench you could've guessed that he'd be part of the coaching staff. Also given the respect he has around the league its very little surprise that they also made him a special assistant to the GM. Not replacing the people who were let go last summer probably helped him get into the front office as well because there was additional space for him.
Congrats to Doug Weight on a great career and good luck to him in the next phase of his life!!