Tonight in Tampa, former Islander coach will accomplish somewhat of a rarity -- he will serve as a coach for his 2,000th NHL game.
Bowness served as a head coach for 463 NHL games, including 100 with the Islanders after in the 1996-97 and 1997-98 season after John Spano had Mike Milbury step down as head coach and serve solely as GM. He also served as the head man in Winnipeg (28 games), Boston (80 games), Ottawa (235 games) and Phoenix (20 games).
Erik Erlendsson has the story in the Tampa Tribune:
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick
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