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Don Granato

Born:August 11, 1967Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Downers Grove, ILPosition:C
Known For:Granato FamilyShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Buffalo Sabres (Head Coach)

Don Granato (born August 11, 1967) is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Don Granato, Head Coach of the Buffalo Sabres
Don Granato, Head Coach of the Buffalo Sabres (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Coaching/Front Office History

  • USHL Wisconsin Capitols (Head Coach – Interim) 1993-1994
  • USHL Green Bay Gamblers (GM/Head Coach) 1994-1997
  • ECHL Columbus Chill (Head Coach) 1997-1998
  • ECHL Columbus Chill (GM/Head Coach) 1998-1999
  • ECHL Peoria Rivermen (Head Coach) 1999-2000
  • AHL Worcester IceCats (Head Coach) 2000-2005
  • NHL St. Louis Blues (Assistant Coach) 2005-2006
  • NHL Toronto Maple Leafs (Assistant Coach) 2006-2008
  • AHL Chicago Wolves (Head Coach) 2008-2010
  • USHL USNTDP Juniors (Head Coach) 2011-2016
  • NCAA Univ. of Wisconsin (Assistant Coach) 2016-2017
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (Assistant Coach) 2017-2019
  • NHL Buffalo Sabres (Assistant Coach) 2019-2021
  • NHL Buffalo Sabres (Head Coach – Interim) 2021
  • NHL Buffalo Sabres (Head Coach) 2021-present

Scouting History


  • As a Coach
    • World Championship Bronze Medal (2018)
    • U18 WJC Gold Medal (2015)
    • U18 WJC Silver Medal (2013)
    • AHL All-Star Game (2009)
    • Peoria Rivermen Hockey Hall of Fame (2008)
    • AHL Coach of the Year (Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award) (2001)
    • ECHL Kelly Cup Champion (2000)
    • USHL Clark Cup Champion (1996)