Capuano has helped lead the Isles to a 34-18-1 record through 53 games. The Islanders had 34 wins total last season.
Team captain John Tavares was asked about Capuano during an interview with Sportsnet's Hockey Central on Monday:
“Cap is a very intense guy, but he’s also a lot of fun to be around," Tavares said during the interview. "He’s very lighthearted, easy going and certainly good for our group. I think with so many young players, he’s personable and certainly we get a kick out of him."
Tavares continued: "He definitely expects a lot out of us and pushes us, but we certainly have a lot of fun and gives us a lot of opportunities. He’s been great since he’s got here, a few years now, it’s just great that were starting to reward him with some success.”
The Islanders' surprising turnaround this season will certainly have Jack Capuano in the Jack Adams Award discussion.