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New Isles owners have ‘full confidence’ in Snow and Capuano

New York Islanders Introduce New Owners

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 22: (l-r) New York Islanders partners Scott Malkin, Charles Wang and Jon Ledecky pose for a photo opportunity during a press conference at Nassau Coliseum on October 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The New York Islanders officially have new majority owners today, and they started out by giving the general manager and head coach a vote of confidence.

“Garth Snow and Jack Capuano, who led the Isles to an exciting playoff run in 2016, have our full confidence,” read part of a statement by Jon Ledecky, on behalf of the ownership group.

“We commit ourselves to doing what it takes to bring our fans and the team a fifth Stanley Cup, and eagerly await the home opener at Barclays Center on October 16th.”

Scott Malkin is the other majority owner. Charles Wang will retain 15 percent of the club.

This could be an interesting day for the Isles, who stand to lose Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen in free agency, but could gain somebody like Andrew Ladd.