Transferred to Quebec by St. Louis with Claude Julien as compensation for St. Louis' signing of Jacques Demers as coach, August 19, 1983. Traded to Winnipeg by Quebec for Mario Marois, December 6, 1988. Traded to Buffalo by Winnipeg with Dave McLlwain, Winnipeg's 5th round choice (Yuri Khmylev) in 1992 Entry Draft and future considerations for Darrin Shannon, Mike Hartman and Dean Kennedy, October 11, 1991. Traded to Dallas by Buffalo for James Black and Dallas' 7th round choice (Steve Webb) in 1994 Entry Draft, December 15, 1993.
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