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Dan Bylsma
Head Coach


Dan Bylsma was announced the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres on May 28th, 2015.  Bylsma has been hired as the 17th head coach in franchise history. With 479 total games coached during six NHL seasons, Bylsma becomes the most experienced head coach to join the Sabres since the team hired Scotty Bowman in 1979.. ...more
  
Terry Murray
Assistant Coach


Terry Murray was hired as assistant coach of the Buffalo Sabres on June 18, 2015. He supports new coach Dan Bylsma behind the bench. Prior to joining the Sabres, Murray was coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 2008-12. He made the playoffs twice in his tenure with Los Angeles. ...more
  
Dave Barr
Assistant Coach


Dave Barr was named assistant coach of the Buffalo Sabres on June 18, 2015. Prior to joining the Sabres, Barr was an assistant with the New Jersey Devils. Barr also spent time as an assistant with the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche. ...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
  
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season