Daniel Brian Bylsma is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He is the former head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. He also is the former head coach of the United States men's national ice hockey team. Prior to coaching the Sabres, Bylsma was the head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, whom he led to a Stanley Cup championship in 2009, just four months after being promoted to Pittsburgh's head coaching position. Prior to coaching the Penguins, he played as a forward in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and coached in the American Hockey League. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, by the Winnipeg Jets.
About Dan Bylsma
Former NHL player who became head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, leading the team to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2009. He was hired as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres in 2015.
Dan Bylsma Before Fame
He played right wing for the Los Angeles Kings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Achievement of Dan Bylsma
The Penguins went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2008, but they lost to the Red Wings. The following year, after Bylsma took over, the team got revenge and beat the Red Wings in a classic 7-game series.
Dan Bylsma Family Life
He married Mary Beth Bylsma in 2001.
Associations of Dan Bylsma
He coached Sidney Crosby from 2008 to 2012.
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