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April 7, 1958 – Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

June 15, 1978 – Selected by Detroit Red Wings in fifth round of NHL draft.

1981 – Made NHL debut with Detroit, playing 41 games.

March 7, 1985 – Signed as free agent by Buffalo Sabres.

Sept. 16, 1985 – Traded by Buffalo to Pittsburgh for cash.

1986 – Retired as a player with two ruptured disks in his back.

1988 – Hired as head coach by Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

May 23, 1993 – Won Memorial Cup as coach of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

July 18, 1995 – Hired as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.

June 19, 1997 – Won Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year.

June 26, 1997 – Rejected one-year offer to remain as coach of the Buffalo Sabres.

2005 – Coached Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL to Memorial Cup final.

Jun 8, 2006 – Hired as coach of the New York Islanders.

July 14, 2008 – Fired as coach of the New York Islanders.

July 1, 2009 – Named VP of Hockey Operations of the Rochester Americans.

Summer 2011 – Left Rochester Americans.

Aug. 3, 2011 – Hired as coach of Latvian national team.

Nov. 12, 2013 – Hired as interim coach of the Buffalo Sabres.