Coach Dan Bylsma given contract extension by Pittsburgh

Coach Dan Bylsma given contract extension by Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, June 12 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma was given a two-year contract extension, Wednesday, the NHL said.

NHL fines coaches LaViolette, Granato

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers head Coach Peter Laviolette and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Tony Granato were fined Monday for a weekend incident involving the clubs.
NHL: Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 4

NHL: Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 4

PITTSBURGH, April 1 (UPI) -- Wayne Simmonds' power-play tally ignited a four-goal, third-period onslaught Sunday that carried the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 win over Pittsburgh.

Sacco to coach Avalanche

DENVER, June 4 (UPI) -- The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday Joe Sacco had been hired as the team's new coach.
Avalanche fires coach Tony Granato

Avalanche fires coach Tony Granato

DENVER, June 3 (UPI) -- The NHL's Colorado Avalanche fired Head Coach Tony Granato and hired Greg Sherman to be the club's new general manager.

Report: Roy declines Avalanche offer

DENVER, May 27 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy has decided not to accept an offer to coach the Colorado Avalanche, the Denver Post said.

Report: Joe Sakic out with back injury

DENVER, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Colorado Avalanche center Joe Sakic is out indefinitely because of a recurring back ailment, the Denver Post reported.
Granato returns as Avalanche coach

Granato returns as Avalanche coach

DENVER, May 22 (UPI) -- Tony Granato, who earlier coached the team for parts of two seasons, has again been named the head coach of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche.

Colorado names Quenneville coach

DENVER, July 7 (UPI) -- The Colorado Avalanche, coming off a pair of disappointing playoff exits, named Joel Quenneville as their new coach Wednesday.

Paul Kariya back with Avalanche

PHOENIX, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Colorado Avalanche got back one of their star players Thursday night after activating left wing Paul Kariya from injured reserve.

Minnesota 3, Colorado 2

DENVER, April 19 (UPI) -- Manny Fernandez made 26 saves in his first start of the series and Pascal Dupuis had a goal and an assist Saturday as the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination wit

NHL regular season comes to a close

DENVER, April 6 (UPI) -- The final day of the NHL season was one to remember for Milan Hejduk, Peter Forsberg, and the Colorado Avalanche.

Colorado 3, Minnesota 2

DENVER, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Peter Forsberg set up all three goals Saturday night as the Colorado Avalanche's top line got them back on track in a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

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Tony Granato
The NHL's Granato's, St. Louis Blues assistant coach Don Granato (bench left), NBC broadcaster Cammi Granato (C) of USA women's Olympic hockey fame, and Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Tony Granato (bench R) were joined together for the matchup at Pepsi Center in Denver April 8, 2006. Colorado beat St. Louis 4-2. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Tony Granato (born July 25, 1964 in Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.) is an American retired National Hockey League left winger and the former head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.

Following a college career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Granato was drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round (120th overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks. In February 1994, Granato was suspended by the NHL for 15 games after he slashed Chicago's Neil Wilkinson in the head during a game in Los Angeles. As of 2005 this was the 7th longest suspension in NHL history. In 1997, while with the Sharks, Granato received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Granato joined the Colorado Avalanche as an assistant coach prior to the 2002–03 season. After a sub-par start to the season, the Avalanche fired head coach Bob Hartley on December 18, 2002 and Granato was subsequently promoted to permanent head coach. Despite the slow start under Hartley, the Avalanche went 32–11–8 under Granato and earned a playoff spot. However, they lost in the first round of the 2003 playoffs to the Minnesota Wild in 7 games. In his first full season behind the bench, Granato led Colorado to an impressive 40–22–20 record. After defeating the Dallas Stars in 5 games, the Avalanche lost to San Jose in 6.

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