Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Placed on Minnesota Reserve List prior to Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 14, 1978. Transferred to Los Angeles by Minnesota with Steve Jensen and Dave Gardner as compensation for Minnesota's signing of free agent Gary Sargent, July 15, 1978
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