Update: According to Arthur Staple Thompson hasn't officially been named to the staff. However, he is expected to be in the near future and was a main target from the beginning.
If you remember, back in April it was announced that the Islanders would be turning over the staff for next season a little bit which included letting the assistant coaches go. Well today one of those vacancies were filled when Bridgeport Head Coach Brent Thompson was named an assistant coach for the Islanders for the 2012/2013 NHL season.
Thompson had a good season with the Tigers last year leading them to the playoffs before being swept out by the Whale in the first round. Given that, coach Thompson was praised by all his players and with the large contingent of Bridgeport players that are expected to be on the roster this season this move came as little shock to me.
Now the question I am wondering is who the other assistant coach will be, or if they will even hire one.