Former NHL goaltender Fred Brathwaite is the new goalie coach of the New York Islanders, the team announced on Monday afternoon.
Brathwaite, who spent the past three seasons working as the goalie coach for Canada’s under-18 junior team, will replace Mike Dunham in that role. Dunham had been the Islanders’ goalie coach for the past 10 seasons.
“Fred’s experiences at just about every level of hockey make him a tremendous addition to our hockey club,” Islanders coach Doug Weight said in a team statement announcing the more. “Not only has he had a solid NHL career, but he’s also worked with some of the top net-minder’s coming out of Hockey Canada. He’s ready for this next step and we look forward to him working with our organization’s goalies.”
Brathwaite spent nine seasons in the NHL as a goalie with the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets, appearing in 254 games. He posted an 81-99-37 record with a .901 save percentage. Along with his playing days in the NHL he also spent several years playing overseas in the KHL as well as Germany.