Islanders add Buchberger as assistant coach

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For the second day in a row the New York Islanders made an addition to head coach Dough Weight’s coaching staff.

After hiring Fred Brathwaite on Monday to serve as the team’s goalie coach, the Islanders announced on Tuesday that Kelly Buchberger has also been added as an assistant. Buchberger had previously been working for the Edmonton Oilers and was their vice president of player development for the past two seasons.

“Kelly adds years and years of NHL coaching and management experience to our staff,” Weight said in a team statement. “He is a tireless worker who commands respect behind the bench and in the locker room. I’m thrilled to welcome him to the organization.”

Buchberger played 17 seasons in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams in Edmonton.