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Dan Bylsma Biography

Birth Name:
Daniel Brian Bylsma
Birth Place:
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
NHL coach

Fast Facts

  • Played golf, baseball and ice hockey in high school
  • Was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 1989 during his freshman year at Bowling Green State University, but remained in school
  • Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings in 1995
  • Retired from the NHL in 2004 as a member of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
  • Led the Pittsburgh Penguins to a Stanley Cup victory in 2009 just four months after becoming the team's head coach
  • Won the NHL Jack Adams Award in 2011
  • Became the fastest NHL coach ever to win 200 games in 2013
  • In June 2013, was named head coach of the U
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  • Olympic men's ice-hockey team for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia


  • Bryan Bylsma -- Son
  • Mary Beth Bylsma -- Wife