Donna Capuano is the lovely NHL wife of the NY Islanders coach, Jack Capuano. Her hubby’s team will play in the NHL Round 2 against Tampa Bay Lightning tied 1-1.
Donna’s hubby, Jack Capuano was born Jul 7 1966 in Cranston, RI. Capuano captained the University of Maine to a Hockey East championship and NCAA Frozen Four appearance. He made the First Team All American and First Team Hockey East selection in 1988.
Capuano began his coaching career in 1995 as an assistant coach with the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks of the ECHL after ending a pro playing career that included stints with the Boston, Vancouver and Toronto of the NHL and Springfield and Maine of the American Hockey League.
From 1997 – 2005, the Rhode Island native was with the Pee Dee Pride of the East Coast Hockey League. As general manager and while serving several stints as head coach, Capuano led the Pride to a record of 312-206-52. In 1998-99, Capuano coached Pee Dee to a regular season record of 51-14-4, finishing as the regualr season champions and the team made it to the ECHL Final. The season prior, Capuano was the Team USA coach for the ECHL All-Star game.
Prior to joining the Islanders, Capuano served as the head coach of the 2005 U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the Five Nations Cup in Slovakia.
He served as an associate coach in the 2006-07 season with the Sound Tigers. In the 2005-06 season, he served as an assistant coach for the Sound Tigers National Hockey League parent club the Islanders.
During the 2008-09 season, Capuano, along with his coaching staff, led the Sound Tigers to a franchise best record of 49-23-3-5. Accompanying that mark was a record of 29-7-1-3 at home, which was the best in the entire American Hockey League.
In the 2009-2010 campaign, Capuano and his staff led the Sound Tigers to their second straight playoff appearance, guiding Bridgeport to a record of 38-32-4-6 in the regular season before falling to the Hershey Bears in the first round of postseason play.
According to his Islanders profile, Jack Capuano was named head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on April 30, 2007. Over the course of his three seasons as head coach, Capuano has compiled a record of 127-91-8-14.
The father of two, was named the interim head coach of the New York Islanders on November 15, 2010. The Islanders removed the “interim” label from Capuano’s title on April 12, 2011.
46-year-old Donna Capuano and her husband are the proud parents of two children, daughter Adriana and son, Anthony. Donnas’ son, made headlines in 2015, after Anthony Capuano decided to serve in the military. After their son was granted a congressional nomination for an appointment at the Naval Academy –Jack Capuano said of his son, “For both of us, as parents, we know that this has always been a goal of his, so we’re very proud.”
According to the NY Post, Donna Capuano and Jack’s son also abandoned his scholarship to play Division I baseball for University of Maine. Coming out of high school, he went up to the campus in Orono and was redshirted as a freshman. He knew the whole time he felt a calling in another direction, and he finally began to listen.
Donna Capuano and her family reside in Bangor, Maine.