The Islanders announced Wednesday that John Gruden has been named an assistant head coach under Barry Trotz.
Gruden, 48, was the head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League for the past two seasons, finishing with an overall record of 76-45-8-7.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs, Gruden worked with USA Hockey, where he was an assistant coach for Team USA of the 2016 U18 World Championships. He also worked as an assistant in other roles for USA Hockey from 2011 to 2015.
Gruden played 92 games in the NHL over parts of six seasons with the Bruins, Senators, and Capitals from 1993 to 2004.