Coached the NHL's San Jose Sharks from 2008 to 2015 after serving as an assistant to Mike Babcock on the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to the 2015-16 NHL season, he was named head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
He played a total of 5 games in the NHL for the New York Islanders.
He led the Sharks to the Western Conference Finals in both 2010 and 2011.
He has two sons, Tyson and Caleb, with his wife Debbie.
He began coaching All-Star center Joe Thornton on the San Jose Sharks in 2008.