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Red Wings hire Dan Bylsma as assistant coach

DETROIT (AP) Dan Bylsma is returning to the state where he was born - and where he won the Stanley Cup as a visiting coach.

The Detroit Red Wings hired Bylsma as an assistant coach Friday. The 47-year-old Bylsma, a Grand Haven native, worked as an assistant alongside Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill at this year's world championship in Denmark, helping the United States to a bronze medal. Bylsma was Pittsburgh's coach when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009 by winning Game 7 of the final at Detroit.

"I've lived two lives in this aspect," Bylsma said. "The first 20 years of my life I was a Detroit Red Wings fan. For the next half of my life, I may not have been, but I've always had in the back of my mind that coming back home and working for the Red Wings and being a part of the Red Wing organization was something I wanted to do."

Points: D. Larkin63
Plus/Minus: J. Hicketts5
Shots on Goal: D. Larkin232
PIM: J. Abdelkader78
Win: J. Howard22
Shutouts: J. Howard1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 212 (28)
Shots: 2490 (25)
PP%: 17.5% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 726 (13)
Assists: 363 (28)
SH Goals: 9 (8)
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113
x-Boston 50 20 12 112
x-Toronto 49 26 7 105
Florida 44 30 8 96
Detroit 30 39 13 73
Montreal 29 40 13 71
Ottawa 28 43 11 67
Buffalo 25 45 12 62
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 254 (9)
Shots Against: 2613 (17)
PK%: 77.5% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 681 (18)
Shutouts: 4 (16)
Sv%: 0.903 (24)
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Date Player Transactions
6/14 P. Parenteau Retired
5/25 G. Lindstrom Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/21 P. Rybar Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
5/7 D. Pope Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/8 J. Coreau Sent to minors Grand Rapids-AHL
4/7 J. Coreau Waived
4/4 J. Hicketts Sent to minors Grand Rapids-AHL
4/4 T. McCollum Sent to minors Grand Rapids-AHL
4/4 E. Svechnikov Sent to minors Grand Rapids-AHL
4/3 T. McCollum Called up from minors from Grand Rapids-AHL
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