The Islanders are hiring another former teammate of head coach Doug Weight in Kelly Buchberger, the team announced Tuesday.
Buchberger served as head of player personnel for the Oilers last season. He was also an assistant coach for the team for six years.
This is the second ex-teammate Weight has brought in from his days with the Oilers. Luke Richardson, who has been head coach of AHL Binghamton for the past four years, was also hired.
Weight said he would be looking to hire NHL veterans on his coaching staff, and it had been rumored that Buchberger was on his list of coaches to consider. Another was Scott Gomez, who is already on board for next season.