Peter DeBoer was hired Thursday, May 28 as coach of the San Jose Sharks.
"It's an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to coach the San Jose Sharks," DeBoer told the Sharks website. "The Sharks have one of the most energetic buildings in the NHL and I am looking forward to the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and get to work with this group." ...more
Dan Bylsma was named coach of the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, May 28. Bylsma receives a five-year contract, according to TSN. Bylsma was fired as Penguins coach following the 2013-14 season. His contract with the Penguins runs through the 2015-16 season and the Sabres will give Pittsburgh a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft as compensation.....more
Mike Babcock was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, May 20. Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings, where he coached for 10 seasons, winning the Stanley Cup in 2008 and losing in the Cup Final in 2009....more
By Derek Van Diest - NHL.com Correspondent - 05.19.2015
Todd McLellan was named coach of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, May 19. He replaced Todd Nelson, who took over after Dallas Eakins was fired 31 games into the 2014-15 season, and will be the team's seventh coach in eight seasons....more
Bob Hartley of the Calgary Flames, Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators and Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success," the National Hockey League announced on Wednesday, May 6....more
I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team. A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.
— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres