- Was placed on IR, Nov. 21 (retroactive to Nov. 15).
- Underwent back surgery on Dec. 10.
- Scored the Avalanche s first goal of the season on Oct. 13 at Boston.
- Is in his seventh NHL season, his fourth with Colorado.
- Set a career high in points (38), assists (19), game-winning goals (3), shots (167) and games played (79) last season.
- His 19 goals fell one short of his personal best set in 2011-12.
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