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Billy Smith Returns to Islanders

August 22, 2001

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Hall of Fame goalie Billy Smith, who played 18 years with the New York Islanders, is returning to the team as goaltending coach.

Smith, the Islanders’ goaltending coach from 1989-1993, spent the past eight seasons as goaltending coach and assistant coach with the Florida Panthers.

His last season with the Islanders, 1992-93, was the last time the team earned a playoff berth. During his playing days, the Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980-83.

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