Islanders assistant coaches Chynoweth and Allen won’t return next season

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The New York Islanders say assistant coaches Scott Allen and Dean Chynoweth won’t return to coach Jack Capuano’s staff next season.

The moves were announced Monday, just more than a week after the Islanders finished their fifth straight nonplayoff season. New York (34-17-11) finished last in the Atlantic Division for the fifth consecutive year and next to last in the 15-team Eastern Conference. The Islanders had the fourth fewest points in the NHL.

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Allen had been an assistant with the Islanders since July 2009, under former coach Scott Gordon. Chynoweth. He was a first-round draft pick of the Islanders in the 1987 and joined the coaching staff a month before Allen.

Capuano took over on an interim basis when Gordon was fired Nov. 15, 2010, and was given the job full time in April 2011.