Buffalo Sabres


Coaching History
Position Name Seasons DOB Specialty Hire Date End Date Fired?
Head Phil Housley 2017 - Present 3/9/1964 Head 6/15/2017
Head Dan Bylsma 2015 - 2017 9/19/1970 Head 5/28/2015 4/20/2017 Y
Head Ted Nolan 2013 - 2015 4/7/1958 Head 11/13/2013 4/12/2015 Y
Head Ron Rolston 2013 - 2014 10/14/1966 Head 2/20/2013 11/13/2013 Y
Head Lindy Ruff 1997 - 2013 2/17/1960 Head 7/21/1997 2/20/2013 Y
Associate Brian McCutcheon 2001 - 2011 8/3/1949 Forwards, Power Play 2001 6/3/2011 N
Assistant Davis Payne 2017 - Present 9/24/1970 Power Play 7/5/2017
Assistant Tom Ward 2016 - Present 1/16/1964 Eye in the Sky, Power Play 7/15/2016
Assistant Chris Hajt 2017 - Present 7/5/1978 Defense, Penalty Kill 7/17/2017
Assistant Steve Smith 2018 - Present 4/30/1963 Defense, Penalty Kill 7/11/2018
Assistant Bob Woods 2016 - 2017 1/24/1968 Power Play 6/23/2016 6/20/2017 Y
Assistant Terry Murray 2015 - 2017 7/20/1950 Defense, Penalty Kill 6/18/2015 6/20/2017 Y
Assistant Dan Lambert 2015 - 2016 1/12/1970 Eye in the Sky, Defense/Penalty Kill 6/6/2015 5/6/2016 N
Assistant Dave Barr 2015 - 2016 11/30/1960 Power Play 6/18/2015 6/2/2016 N
Assistant Tom Coolen 2014 - 2015 11/201953 Eye in the Sky 8/5/2014 4/12/2015 N
Assistant Danny Flynn 2014 - 2015 9/5/1957 Penalty Kill 7/31/2014 4/12/2015 Y
Assistant Bryan Trottier 2014 - 2015 7/17/1956 Power Play 8/4/2014 4/12/2015 N
Assistant Joe Sacco 2013 - 2014 2/4/1969 Forwards, Penalty Kill 7/2/2013 8/16/2014 N
Assistant Jerry Forton 2013 - 2014 Eye in the Sky 8/23/2013 8/20/2014 N
Assistant Teppo Numminen 2011 - 2014 7/3/1968 Defense, Power Play 9/8/2011 8/16/2014 N
Assistant Kevyn Adams 2011 - 2013 10/8/1974 Special Teams 8/3/2011 5/9/2013 Y
Assistant James Patrick 2006 - 2013 6/14/1963 Defense, Penalty Kill 9/12/2006 5/9/2013 Y
Goaltending Seamus Kotyk 2017 - Present Goaltending development 7/5/2017
Goaltending Andrew Allen 2015 - Present 8/2/1976 Goaltending 7/10/2015
Goaltending Arturs Irbe 2014 - 2015 2/2/1967 Goaltending 8/4/2014 6/29/2015 Y
Goaltending Jim Corsi 2001 - 2014 6/9/1954 Goaltending 2001 8/16/2014 Y
Video Mat Myers 2017 - Present Video
Video Corey Smith 2014 - 2016 Video


Season by Season

2018-19
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Phil Housley 2017 - Present Head
Assistant Davis Payne 2017 - Present Power Play
Assistant Tom Ward 2016 - Present Eye in the Sky, Power Play
Assistant Chris Hajt 2017 - Present Defense, Penalty Kill
Assistant Steve Smith 2018 - Present Defense, Penalty Kill
Goaltending Andrew Allen 2015 - Present Goaltending
Goaltending Seamus Kotyk 2017 - Present Goaltending development
Video Mat Myers 2017 - Present Video
2017-18
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Phil Housley 2017 - Present Head
Assistant Davis Payne 2017 - Present Power Play
Assistant Tom Ward 2016 - Present Eye in the Sky, Power Play
Assistant Chris Hajt 2017 - Present Defense, Penalty Kill
Goaltending Andrew Allen 2015 - Present Goaltending
Goaltending Seamus Kotyk 2017 - Present Goaltending development
Video Mat Myers 2017 - Present Video
2016-17
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Dan Bylsma 2015 - 2017 Head
Assistant Bob Woods 2016 - 2017 Power Play
Assistant Terry Murray 2015 - 2017 Defense, Penalty Kill
Assistant Tom Ward 2016 - Present Eye in the Sky, Power Play
Goaltending Andrew Allen 2015 - Present Goaltending
Video Adam Nightingale 2016 - 2017 Video
2015-16
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Dan Bylsma 2015 - 2017 Head
Assistant Terry Murray 2015 - 2017 Defense, Penalty Kill
Assistant Dan Lambert 2015 - 2016 Eye in the Sky, Defense/Penalty Kill
Assistant Dave Barr 2015 - 2016 Power Play
Goaltending Andrew Allen 2015 - Present Goaltending
Video Corey Smith 2014 - 2016 Video
2014-15
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Ted Nolan 2013 - 2015 Head
Assistant Tom Coolen 2014 - 2015 Eye in the Sky
Assistant Danny Flynn 2014 - 2015 Penalty Kill
Assistant Bryan Trottier 2014 - 2015 Power Play
Goaltending Arturs Irbe 2014 - 2015 Goaltending
Video Corey Smith 2014 - 2016 Video
Assistant Video Neal McKenney 2013 - 2015 Video
2013-14
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Ted Nolan 2013 - 2015 Head
Head Ron Rolston 2013 - 2014 Head
Assistant Joe Sacco 2013 - 2014 Forwards, Penalty Kill
Assistant Teppo Numminen 2011 - 2014 Defense, Power Play
Assistant Jerry Forton 2013 - 2014 Eye in the Sky
Goaltending Jim Corsi 2001 - 2014 Goaltending
Video Neal McKenney 2013 - 2015 Video
2012-13
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Ron Rolston 2013 - 2014 Head
Head Lindy Ruff 1997 - 2013 Head
Assistant Kevyn Adams 2011 - 2013 Special Teams
Assistant Teppo Numminen 2011 - 2014 Defense, Power Play
Assistant James Patrick 2006 - 2013 Defense, Penalty Kill
Goaltending Jim Corsi 2001 - 2014 Goaltending
2011-12
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Lindy Ruff 1997 - 2013 Head
Assistant Kevyn Adams 2011 - 2013 Special Teams
Assistant Teppo Numminen 2011 - 2014 Defense, Power Play
Assistant James Patrick 2006 - 2013 Defense, Penalty Kill
Goaltending Jim Corsi 2001 - 2014 Goaltending
2010-11
Position Name Seasons Specialty
Head Lindy Ruff 1997 - 2013 Head
Associate Brian McCutcheon 2001 - 2011 Forwards, Power Play
Assistant James Patrick 2006 - 2013 Defense, Penalty Kill
Goaltending Jim Corsi 2001 - 2014 Goaltending


Head Coach History

Phil Housley
DOB Hire Date 2018-19 Salary
March 9, 1964 June 15, 2017 Unknown
*Signed contract in June 2017
Record
Season Team League Position Games
Played
Win Loss Tie Overtime
Loss
Playoffs
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL Assistant
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL Assistant
2015-16 Nashville Predators NHL Assistant
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL Assistant
2017-18 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 25 45 0 12 Missed Playoffs
2018-19 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head



Dan Bylsma
DOB Hire Date Fire Date Stanley Cup Championship Jack Adams Award
September 19, 1970 May 28, 2015 April 20, 2017 2008-09 2010-11
Record
Season Team League Position Games
Played
Win Loss Tie Overtime
Loss
Playoffs
2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL Assistant
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL Assistant
2006-07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Assistant
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Assistant
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Head 54 35 16 1 2
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head 25 18 3 0 4 Won Stanley Cup
*Promoted February 15, 2009
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head 82 47 28 0 7 Lost in Round 2
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head 82 49 25 0 8 Lost in Round 1
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head 82 51 25 0 6 Lost in Round 1
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head 48 36 12 0 0 Lost in Round 3
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head 82 51 24 0 7 Lost in Round 2
2015-16 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 35 36 0 11 Missed Playoffs
2016-17 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 33 37 0 12 Missed Playoffs
2018-19 Detroit Red Wings NHL Assistant



Ted Nolan
DOB Hire Date Fire Date Jack Adams Award
April 7, 1958 November 13, 2013 April 12, 2015 1996-97
Record
Season Team League Position Games
Played
Win Loss Tie Overtime
Loss
Playoffs
1988-89 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL Head
1989-90 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL Head 66 18 42 6 0
1990-91 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL Head 66 42 21 3 0
1991-92 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL Head 66 41 19 6 0
1992-93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL Head 66 38 23 5 0
1993-94 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL Head 66 35 24 7 0
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL Assistant
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 33 42 7 0 Missed Playoffs
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 40 30 12 0 Lost in Round 2
2005-06 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL Head 70 52 15 0 3
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL Head 82 40 30 0 12 Lost in Round 1
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL Head 82 35 38 0 9 Missed Playoffs
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 62 17 36 0 9 Missed Playoffs
*Hired November 13, 2013
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 23 51 0 8 Missed Playoffs



Ron Rolston
DOB Hire Date Fire Date
October 14, 1966 February 20, 2013 November 13, 2013
Record
Season Team League Position Games
Played
Win Loss Tie Overtime
Loss
Playoffs
1990-91 Lake Superior State University CCHA Assistant
1991-92 Lake Superior State University CCHA Assistant
1993-94 Lake Superior State University CCHA Assistant
1994-95 Lake Superior State University CCHA Assistant
1996-97 Clarkson University ECAC Assistant
1997-98 Clarkson University ECAC Assistant
1998-99 Clarkson University ECAC Assistant
1999-00 Harvard University ECAC Assistant
2000-01 Harvard University ECAC Assistant
2001-02 Harvard University ECAC Assistant
2002-03 Boston College H-East Assistant
2003-04 Boston College H-East Assistant
2009-10 U.S. National Under-17 Team USHL Head 34 7 24 0 3
2011-12 Rochester Americans AHL Head 76 36 26 0 14 Lost in Round 1
2012-13 Rochester Americans AHL Head 76 43 29 0 4 Lost in Round 1
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 31 15 11 0 5 Missed Playoffs
*Hired February 20, 2013
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 20 4 15 0 1
*Fired November 13, 2013
2015-16 Springfield Falcons AHL Head 76 26 42 0 8 Missed Playoffs
2017-18 Providence College H-East Assistant
2018-19 Providence College H-East Associate



Lindy Ruff
DOB Hire Date Fire Date Jack Adams Award
February 17, 1960 July 21, 1997 February 20, 2013 2005-06
Record
Season Team League Position Games
Played
Win Loss Tie Overtime
Loss
Playoffs
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL Assistant
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL Assistant
1995-96 Florida Panthers NHL Assistant
1996-97 Florida Panthers NHL Assistant
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 36 29 17 0 Lost in Round 3
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 37 28 17 0 Lost in Stanley Cup Final
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 35 32 11 4 Lost in Round 1
2000-01 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 46 30 5 1 Lost in Round 2
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 35 35 11 1 Missed Playoffs
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 27 37 10 8 Missed Playoffs
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 37 34 7 4 Missed Playoffs
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 52 24 0 6 Lost in Conference Final
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 53 22 0 7 Lost in Conference Final
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 39 31 0 12 Missed Playoffs
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 41 32 0 9 Missed Playoffs
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 45 27 0 10 Lost in Round 1
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 43 29 0 10 Lost in Round 1
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 82 39 32 0 11 Missed Playoffs
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head 17 6 10 0 1
*Fired on February 20, 2013
2013-14 Dallas Stars NHL Head 82 40 31 0 11 Lost in Round 1
2014 - 2015 Dallas Stars NHL Head 82 41 31 0 10 Missed Playoffs
2015 - 2016 Dallas Stars NHL Head 82 50 23 0 9 Lost in Round 2
2016 - 2017 Dallas Stars NHL Head 82 34 37 0 11 Missed Playoffs
2017-18 New York Rangers NHL Assistant
2018-19 New York Rangers NHL Assistant
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