The Islanders now have two former Capitals coaches on their staff for next season.
The team announced Lane Lambert will reunite with head coach Barry Trotz as an associate coach on his staff.
Lambert held the very same role under Trotz last season during the Capitals' Stanely Cup run. He spent four seasons with Washington after coaching three seasons with the Predators as an assistant.
Lambert's coaching career started as an assistant for the AHL Milwaukee Admirals during the 2006-07 season. He became their head coach following that year and held that title until taking his expertise to Nashville. During his stretch with the Admirals, Lambert led his team to four straight Calder Cup playoff berths.
A former draft pick by the Red Wings in 1983, Lambert spent six seasons in the NHL with Detroit and the Quebec Nordiques. He tallied 124 points (58 goals, 66 assists) over 283 career games.