The New York Islanders have fired coach Jack Capuano.
Assistant general manager/coach Doug Weight will serve as Capuano's interim replacement. GM Garth Snow announced the move Tuesday.
The Islanders were 17-17-8 and are in last place in the Eastern Conference with 42 points.
This was Capuano's seventh season as Islanders coach. New York went 227-192-64 under Capuano and made three playoff appearances.
The organization is under new ownership that is expected to look at wholesale changes in the offseason.