Scott Gomez has joined the New York Islanders as an assistant coach.

Gomez retired from the NHL following the 15-16 season.

"Scott brings an immense amount of hockey knowledge to our coaching staff," Doug Weight said in a statement. "His offensive instincts, expertise on the power-play and the way he could control the game with his skating and smarts, are all key elements that we want implemented into our group. He played in the league as recently as the 2015-16 season so he can relate to today's NHL player in an effort to bring out the best in each member of the team."

Gomez was a two-time All-Star.