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Red Wings hire Dan Bylsma as assistant coach

June 22, 2018, 11:17 AM ET [1 Comments]
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DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland announced today that the team has hired Dan Bylsma as an assistant coach.

Bylsma, 47, most recently worked as an assistant coach alongside Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, helping the United States capture just its fifth medal in the tournament's history, beating Canada 4-1 to win the bronze medal. Previous to that, Bylsma spent two seasons as the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres from 2015-17 and six seasons as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2008-14, taking over the Penguins during the 2008-09 campaign and helping the team to an 18-3-4 regular-season finish en route to defeating the Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Final. In 565 career games as an NHL head coach, Bylsma compiled a 320-190-55 record alongside a 43-45 postseason mark and was the recipient of the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's coach of the year in 2011.
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