The Islanders have added another face to their revitalized front office as Steve Pellegrini was named assistant GM, the team announced Tuesday.
Islanders president and GM Lou Lamoriello reunites with Pellegrini, who has been working for the Devils as their vice president of hockey operations since 2006. He will work alongside Lamoriello's son, Chris, who holds the same role in the organization.
"Steve brings over 20 years of knowledge and experience to our hockey operations," Lamoriello said.
Before his time in New Jersey, Pellegrini worked as group vice president of the NHL's Central Registry Department for eight seasons, where he worked on the CBA negotiating committee. He also served as the director of hockey administrations for the Oilers from 1995-1998.
As the Islanders continue to restructure their front office, Lamoriello is also in the midst of finding a new head coach. He is hopeful that a new coach is in place by the middle of next week ahead of the June 22 NHL Draft, per SNY contributor Chris Botta.