CHL Second All-Star Team (1971) Most Valuable Player CHL (1971) (co-winners - Andre Dupont, Gerry Ouellette & Peter McDuffe) AHL First All-Star Team (1975) Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman AHL) (1975) CHL First All-Star Team (1978)
Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Detroit's 1st round choice (Al Blanchard) in 1972 Amateur Draft for Gary Doak and Rick Newell, May 24, 1972. Selected by Winnipeg (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers with Brad Park and Jean Ratelle for Phil Esposito and Carol Vadnais, November 7, 1975. Traded to St. Louis by Boston for Rick Smith, December 20, 1976.
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