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Isles hire AHL coach of year Gordon for head gig

Updated: August 12, 2008, 10:25 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders hired Scott Gordon, the AHL coach of the year, on Tuesday night to replace dismissed head coach Ted Nolan.

Gordon emerged as the choice of general manager Garth Snow after an extensive search following Nolan's departure on July 14. He agreed to a multiyear deal with the team.

The 45-year-old, who guided the Providence Bruins to the AHL's best record and the second round of the playoffs, got the job over established NHL coaches such as John ...

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