For the first time since leaving the organization that was largely led by his father Chris Lamoriello is back in the National Hockey League in a high profile management position.
In an official announcement via the team's website, the New York Islanders announced on Friday that Lamoriello would be joining their organization and taking over as director of player personnel. General manager Garth Snow made an official statement:
“Chris brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to our organization,” Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow said. “He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and we are thrilled to have him on board."
Chris Lamoriello also made a statement of his own.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to work for such a storied franchise alongside a great management and ownership group,” Lamoriello said. “The Islanders have a great team and I’m looking forward to helping them continue their climb towards a championship.”
Lamoriello spent an immense length of time learning under his father, joining the organization in 1996 and remaining there until 2015, this will be his first opportunity to break out on his own.