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Islanders fire Barry Trotz after four seasons

Jan 27, 2022; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz coaches his team against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Islanders fired coach Barry Trotz on Monday, ending his run of four seasons behind the bench in New York.

Trotz posted a record of 152-102 and was 28-21 in the playoffs with the Islanders.

The Islanders went to the conference finals in back-to-back seasons before missing the postseason in 2021-22.

General manager Lou Lamoriello has not been shy about making drastic changes in his career. However, Trotz was not thought to be in danger of losing his job. He had one year remaining on his contract.

The 59-year-old Trotz has 914 career victories in 23 seasons with Nashville (1998-2014), Washington (2014-18) and the Islanders.

–Field Level Media