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Scott Gordon
Position Goalie
Caught Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams Fredericton Express (AHL)
Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL)
Halifax Citadels (AHL)
Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL)
Quebec Nordiques (NHL)
New Haven Nighthawks (AHL)
Nashville Knights (ECHL)
Atlanta Knights (IHL)
Knoxville Cherokees (ECHL)
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born February 6,1963,
Brockton, MA, USA
Pro Career 1986 – 1994

Scott Gordon (born February 6, 1963 in Brockton, Massachusetts), is an American born professional hockey coach and former professional hockey goaltender. He is currently the head coach of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders and a former head coach of the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins.

Gordon played three years at Boston College before moving on to an eight year career in professional hockey. He played 23 NHL games for the Quebec Nordiques between 1989 and 1991. After his playing career ended in 1994, he was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Knights of the International Hockey League and went on to become head coach of the Roanoke Express of the ECHL. In 2000, he was named assistant coach of the Providence Bruins under Bill Armstrong, and served for Mike Sullivan in the same capacity. In April 2003, he was named interim head coach of the club when Sullivan was promoted to Boston as an assistant, and named full-time head coach in the fall of 2003.

Gordon, along with his assistant coach Rob Murray, was named to coach the 2008 PlanetUSA AHL All Star team on January 28, 2008 as a result of the Bruins owning the best record in the American Hockey League at the mid-season break. At season's end, Gordon was awarded the 2008 Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award, presented to coach of the year in the American Hockey League.

On August 12, 2008, Scott Gordon was named head coach of the New York Islanders.[1]

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
ROA1998–99 70382210-861st in NortheastLost in Fourth Round
ECHL Totals 70 38 22 10 - 86 0 Division Titles 1 Playoff Appearance
PRO2002–03 933211041st in NorthLost in First Round
PRO2003–04 803629114874th in AtlanticLost in Qualifying
PRO2004–05 80403073904th in AtlanticLost in Third Round
PRO2005–06 804331-6924th in AtlanticLost in First Round
PRO2006–07 804430-6943rd in AtlanticLost in Second Round
PRO2007–08 805518-71171st in AtlanticLost in Second Round
AHL Totals 409 221 141 20 27 584 2 Division Titles 5 Playoff Appearance
NYI2008–09 521631-537--
NHL Totals 52 16 31 - 5 37 - -
Career Totals 525 271 192 30 32 699 2 Division Titles 6 Playoff Appearance


Preceded by
Ted Nolan
Head Coaches of the New York Islanders
2008 – present
New York Islanders Head Coaches
Goyette • Ingarfield • Arbour • Simpson • Arbour • Henning • Milbury • BownessMilbury • Stewart • Goring • Henning • Laviolette • Stirling • Shaw • NolanArbour • NolanGordon •

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