The countdown to the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum continues.
Only one Islander has worn the number 93 and he is one of the 14 men to ever captain the team.
Doug Weight joined the Islanders in the twilight of his career and over three seasons, actually only appeared in 107 games, but his veteran presence was needed on such a young, inexperienced roster.
ST. LOUIS -- Doug Weight doesn't have any regrets.
The former St. Louis Blues center returned to the Gateway City on Wednesday in his new role as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders, in advance of Thursday night's game at Scottrade Center.
The memories just come flooding back for the 42-year-old. He spent parts of six seasons (beginning in 2001-02 and ending in 2007...
Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk because of a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.
''He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor,'' he said.
Weight said it wasn't a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich.
''I looked like Forrest...
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December 02, 2013