Islanders' Gordon named to U.S. coaching staff for worlds Staff

4/8/2009 4:09:21 PM

New York Islanders head coach Scott Gordon has been named as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete in the World Hockey Championship in Switzerland.

''We're thrilled to have Scott join Ron Wilson in guiding our men's national team,'' said Brian Burke, general manager of the National Team. ''While this will be his first experience as a coach on the international scene, he's a proven winner and no doubt one of the bright young coaches in the game today.''

Gordon is in his first year as the head coach of the Islanders.

Last season, he led the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League to a league-best 55-18-3 mark and earned AHL Coach of the Year honours.

Gordon played on the 1992 United States Olympic Team and retired from his playing career following the 1993-94 season.