Brent Thompson

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Assistant coach for the Islanders during the 2013 playoffs.

Brent Keith Thompson (born January 9, 1971 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired professional defenceman who played 121 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, and Los Angeles Kings. He was formerly the head coach of the Alaska Aces of the ECHL, where he led them to a Kelly Cup Championship in the 2010-2011 season. During the 2011-2012, Thompson was the head coach for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. In June 2012, the Islanders announced that Thompson would be promoted to Assistant Coach under Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano.

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