|Ted Nolan was named the full-time coach of the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, losing the interim tag he had carried since being hired Nov. 13.
Nolan previously coached the Sabres from 1995-97; he won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year in 1997 after leading the Sabres to a 40-30-12 record, but was fired after that season. He had been coaching Latvia's national team since 2011, including the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Following his first stint with Buffalo, Nolan coached the New York Islanders from 2006-08 where he compiled a 74-68-21 record. The Islanders did not make the playoffs during Nolan's tenure.