BUFFALO – Add one more name to Ted Nolan’s new coaching staff.
The Sabres have hired Danny Flynn, the QMJHL Moncton Wildcats’ vice president of hockey operations, according to John Moore, the Halifax Mooseheads’ announcer.
Nolan and Flynn have a long history together. Flynn assisted Nolan with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds before moving up to coach the OHL club when Nolan went to the NHL. Flynn also worked with Nolan in Moncton and assisted him in 2006-07, Nolan’s first season with the New York Islanders.
Flynn moved back and coached Moncton six seasons, winning a championship in 2009-10. He relinquished his coaching duties last year.
The Sabres hired Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier as an assistant coach earlier this week, according to the Buffalo News. Nolan still needs to add at least two more assistants.
Watch for #Sabres to name Danny Flynn as new asst. coach to Ted Nolan. #Wildcats Hockey Ops Director signs multi year deal. #qmjhl #lhmjq
— John Moore (@rinkrant) July 31, 2014