Barry Trotz has found himself a new coaching job just two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals.
The New York Islanders are reportedly closing in on an agreement with Barry Trotz to become the 17th head coach in franchise history.
Sources say Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders are closing in on an agreement for Trotz to be the Isles next head coach.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 21, 2018
New York was reportedly the favorite to land Trotz, as they're the only team besides the Capitals that have a vacant coaching job.
Trotz left the Capitals due to a disagreement of worth and term. As a free agent, Trotz gauged plenty of interest from a handful of teams, with the NYI deemed the likely suitor.
No one is expecting Lou Lamoriello to confirm anything...but word here in DAL is a five-year deal for Trotz at least $4M per year.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 21, 2018
This deal would make Trotz the fourth highest paid coach in the NHL, behind only Joel Quenneville, Mike Babcock, and Claude Julien.
The Islanders are already becoming one of the busier teams in the offseason, firing both their GM and head coach, then bringing in Lou Lamoriello and now Barry Trotz. This would suggest that John Tavares should re-sign with the Islanders given the changes in the organization.
The Isles hope to return to relevancy and getting themselves a viable head coach was first on their star.