According to Lee Goldberg, the sports director for WCSH-TV in Portland, former Maine interim coach and associate head coach Bob Corkum will join the New York Islanders organization. It is believed he will have some role in the player development side of the front office.
The Islanders have a heavy Maine presence on their coaching staff and in the front office. Legendary Maine goaltender Garth Snow is the organization's general manager, and former Black Bears defenseman Jack Capuano is the team's head coach. Scott Pellerin, a Hobey Baker Award winner for Maine in 1992, is the organization's American Hockey League (AHL) coach with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Corkum played at Maine from 1985-89 before embarking on a long career in the NHL. He played in 720 games over 12 seasons for seven National Hockey League organizations. Corkum was the associate coach at Maine for the past five years, and was named the interim head coach in April when Tim Whitehead was fired after 12 seasons in Orono. He eventually was passed over for the permanent head coach position when the university decided to hire Yale associate head coach Red Gendron.
Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.