Nolan, Sabres finalize terms on new contract

Ted Nolan.

Ted Nolan is staying on as the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

Nolan was named Buffalo’s interim coach in November, replacing Ron Rolston for his first NHL coaching gig since 2008. The Sabres, who started the season 4-15-1, have gone 16-30-7 with Nolan behind the bench and sit last place in the league.

The 55-year-old Garden River, Ont., native has a 163-170-19-28 record in five seasons with the Sabres and New York Islanders. He won the Jack Adams Award in 1996-97 after leading the Sabres to a division title. Nolan also served as the head coach for the Latvian national team at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.