Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 14, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by St. Louis for Phoenix's 5th round choice (Lee Stempniak) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Traded to Toronto by Phoenix with Boston's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mikael Tellqvist, November 29, 2006.
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