NHL – Stars coach Dan Bylsma to coach for the first time in five years
NHL head coach Dan Boyle said Tuesday that he will return to the front office as an assistant coach for Team USA in 2018-19.
The coach was asked about his future as a member of the American Hockey League’s coaching staff.
Boyle said he would like to be in the same position as the team that he is with in Dallas, but he was asked if he will be the same coach that he was last season, when he was fired after a 3-9-2 season.
Bylsmas first coaching job with the Stars was as the assistant coach in 2013-14.
He was fired the following season.
The Stars hired Boyle as an analyst in 2014-15.
He spent three seasons as the head coach of the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.
He went 3-10-1 with a 2.26 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in his last two seasons as an AHL head coach.
The 33-year-old Bylsenma spent eight seasons with the Minnesota Wild of the ECHL.
He won the WHL championship in 2012 and helped the Wild reach the conference finals in 2013.