Ted Nolan (Born - April 7, 1958, on the Garden River Ojibwa First Nation Reserve outside of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada) is the former Head Coach of the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders. Nolan, a retired Canadian professional hockey Left Winger played 3 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. He also coached for 2 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Buffalo Sabres, after serving as assistant coach for one season with the Hartford Whalers.
Nolan, and his wife Sandra, are the parents of Brandon Nolan, a Vancouver Canucks draft pick playing for the AHL's Albany River Rats, and Jordan Nolan of the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Ted is very active in his foundation, the Ted Nolan Foundation “Through the philosophy of healthy Lifestyle , the Ted Nolan Foundation is committed to the healing process to renew and revitalize the mind, body and spirit of our young people. We will explore to help us train a new cadre of Aboriginal leaders today, to take their rightful place in Canadian society tomorrow. We will help develop programs at the community level for First Nations youth in communities no matter how isolated or poverty stricken. We will raise scholarship funds for First Nation women wishing to complete their education.”