By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey)
The Islanders handled some housekeeping issues Wednesday, resigning Ty Wishart to one year, two way deal and hiring former Manchester Monarchs assistant coach Scott Pellerin as head coach of their minor league affiliate.
Pellerin takes over for Brent Thompson, who was promoted to an assistant coach on the Isles staff several weeks back. “It all happened so quickly,” the Sound Tigers new coach told the team’s official website.
He has spent the last six years as an assistant for the Monarchs and worked with current Isles star Matt Moulson. Pellerin is an alum of the University of Maine hockey program and won the Hobey Baker Award in 1992. During his time there he played alongside Islander general manager Garth Snow.
And Pellerin’s former teammate, and new boss, is confident on what he brings to the table.
“Scott brings tremendous experience to the Sound Tigers from not only coaching, but also his playing career,” Snow said in a team r...