List of New York Islanders general managers

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The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference. The Islanders franchise has been a part of the NHL since their inception in 1972, playing their home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The team has had six general managers since their inception in 1972.[1]


Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers

General managers of the New York Islanders
No. Name Tenure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Bill Torreydagger February 15, 1972–August 17, 1992 [2][3]
2 Don Maloney August 17, 1992–December 2, 1995
  • 2 playoff appearances
Darcy Regier (Interim) December 2, 1995–December 12, 1995 [4][5]
3 Mike Milbury December 12, 1995–June 8, 2006
  • 3 playoff appearances
4 Neil Smith June 8, 2006–July 18, 2006 [7][8]
5 Garth Snow July 18, 2006–June 5, 2018 [8][9]
6 Lou Lamoriellodagger June 5, 2018–present
  • No playoff appearances

See also


  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. Interim general managers do not count towards the total.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Garth Snow, General Manager – New York Islanders – Coaching Staff". New York Islanders. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Islanders face scouting job". The Oneonta Star. February 17, 1972. p. 13. Retrieved July 19, 2015 – via
  3. ^ a b Yannis, Alex (August 18, 1992). "HOCKEY; Cablevision Buys Islanders, and the Torrey Era Ends". The New York Times. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Diamos, Jason (December 3, 1995). "HOCKEY;Islanders Heard the Chanting, Now Don Maloney Is Gone". The New York Times. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Diamos, Jason (December 13, 1995). "HOCKEY;Milbury Moving Up In Isles' Pecking Order". The New York Times. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "CHARLES WANG ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGES". New York Islanders. January 12, 2006. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Islanders introduce Smith as GM, Nolan as coach". USA Today. June 8, 2006. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "GARTH SNOW NAMED GM". New York Islanders. July 18, 2006. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Islanders relieve GM Garth Snow, head coach Doug Weight of duties". June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
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