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  Buffalo Sabres Coaching Staff [ Back to Coaches Index ]
Ted Nolan
Head Coach

Ted Nolan was named the full-time coach of the Buffalo Sabres on March 31, 2014, 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. ...more
Bryan Trottier
Assistant Coach

Bryan Trottier was one of four new assistants named August 4, 2014. A 1997 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and seven-time Stanley Cup champion, served as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins for four seasons (1993-94 to 1996-97) and then with the Colorado Avalanche (1998-99 to 2001-02), where he won the Stanley Cup in 2001. He also served as coach of the New York Rangers for part of the 2002-03 season and compiled a 21-26-7 record.  ...more
Danny Flynn
Assistant Coach

Flynn joined the Sabres staff on August 4, 2014. Flynn worked as an assistant coach for Ted Nolan with the Islanders during the 2006-07 season. He was coach of the Moncton Wildcats (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) from 2007-2013 and had a record of 222-141-47. ...more
Tom Coolen
Assistant Coach

Coolen comes to Buffalo from the Latvian national team, where he served as an assistant coach on Ted Nolan’s staff over the past two seasons (2012-2014) including the Olympic Games in Sochi. He spent eight years of his 20-year coaching career at Acadia University (1987-1995), a period that included winning the program’s first national championship in 1993. ...more
Arturs Irbe
Goaltending Coach

Arturs Irbe joined the Sabres on August 4, 2014. Irbe played 568 games over 13 years as a goaltender for the San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes. Selected to two NHL All-Star Games (1994 and 1999), Irbe helped lead the Hurricanes to the 2002 Stanley Cup Final and represented Latvia at two Olympics (2002 and 2006). ...more
Quote of the Day

I had one really not-good game. I came back to the hotel and he [his father] was on Skype. My mother called first and said, 'Your father wants to talk to you.' So he moved my mother away, and he yelled at me for like 30 seconds. I understood him, and then he said, 'I'm done.' And he was gone. The next game I got my first shutout.

— Anton Khudobin recalls a fond memory, explains why he was so sharp in the Hurricanes' 3-0 win against the Capitals on Friday
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