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Dan Bylsma

Player Facts Update Profile
  • Position
    RW
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    214 lbs / 97 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Son: Bryan Bylsma
Brother: Scott Bylsma

Team Staff profile of Dan Bylsma also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1986-87 Oakville Blades COJHL 10 4 9 13 21 |
St. Marys Lincolns WOHL 27 14 28 42 21 |
1987-88 St. Marys Lincolns WOHL 40 30 39 69 33 | Playoffs 8 8 18 26 -
1988-89 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 39 4 7 11 16 |
1989-90 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 44 13 17 30 32 |
1990-91 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 40 9 12 21 48 |
1991-92 Bowling Green State Univ. NCAA 34 11 14 25 24 |
1992-93 Greensboro Monarchs ECHL 60 25 35 60 66 19 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1 10
Rochester Americans AHL 2 0 1 1 0 1 |
1993-94 Greensboro Monarchs ECHL 25 14 16 30 52 13 |
Albany River Rats AHL 3 0 1 1 2 1 |
Moncton Hawks AHL 50 12 16 28 25 18 | Playoffs 21 3 4 7 31 -3
1994-95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 81 19 23 42 41 10 | Playoffs 9 4 4 8 4 1
1995-96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0 |
Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 78 22 20 42 48 -5 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 2 2
1996-97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 3 6 9 32 -15 |
1997-98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 65 3 9 12 33 9 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -3
Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 8 2 3 5 0 2 |
1998-99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 0 0 0 2 -1 |
Springfield Falcons AHL 2 0 2 2 2 3 |
Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 58 10 8 18 53 5 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 8 0
1999-00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 64 3 6 9 55 -2 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 6 0 3 3 2 2 |
Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 2 1 1 2 2 0 |
2000-01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim “A” NHL 82 1 9 10 22 -12 |
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim “A” NHL 77 8 9 17 28 5 |
2002-03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 39 1 4 5 12 -1 | Playoffs 11 0 1 1 2 3
2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 11 0 0 0 0 -3 |
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 36 3 3 6 53 -12 | Playoffs 8 1 1 2 4 1
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL Asst. Coach
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL Asst. Coach
2006-07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Asst. Coach
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Asst. Coach
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL Head Coach Succeeded by Todd Reirden
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head Coach Hired mid-season | Stanley Cup Champion
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head Coach
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head Coach
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head Coach
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head Coach
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Head Coach
USA OG Head Coach
2014-15 USA WC Asst. Coach
2015-16 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2016-17 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2017-18 USA WC Asst. Coach
2018-19 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL Franchise Owner Part-owner
Detroit Red Wings NHL Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 95 16 24 40 0.42 84 11 | 29 4 5 9 0.31 35 -2
COJHL 10 4 9 13 1.30 21 0 |
ECHL 85 39 51 90 1.06 118 32 | 1 0 1 1 1.00 10 0
IHL 231 53 57 110 0.48 144 14 | 17 5 4 9 0.53 14 3
NCAA 157 37 50 87 0.55 120 0 |
NHL 429 19 43 62 0.14 184 -20 | 16 0 1 1 0.06 2 -1
WOHL 67 44 67 111 1.66 54 0 | 8 8 18 26 3.25 0 0
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1987, 8 #116 overall by Peterborough Petes in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Phoenix Roadrunners

Cult/Star player for Springfield Falcons

Career transactions
- 2001-06-11 • Option year exercised by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 2000-07-13 • Signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 1994-07-07 • Signed by the Los Angeles Kings


Coaching history
- 2009-02-15 • Named Head Coach by the Pittsburgh Penguins (replaced Michel Therrien)
- 2008-08-05 • Named Head Coach by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
- 2006-08-25 • Named Assistant Coach by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
- 2005-08-18 • Named Assistant Coach by the New York Islanders
- 2004-09-27 • Named Assistant Coach by the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks

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