Ralph Krueger
Ralph Krueger

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Name: Ralph Krueger
Occupation: Hockey Coach
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 31, 1959
Age: 61
Country: Canada
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Ralph Krueger

Ralph Krueger was born on August 31, 1959 in Canada (61 years old). Ralph Krueger is a Hockey Coach, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Ralph Kruegernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

He coached the Edmonton Oilers for the 2012-13 season.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

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Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He began his coaching career in the German league.

Biography Timeline

1980

Ralph Krueger came to Germany in the late 1970s, joining second-division side Duisburger SC. After one year, he returned to Canada, but was back in Germany in 1980 and would stay there for the remainder of his playing days. He saw action in 350 games of the German Bundesliga, accumulating 187 goals and 186 assists. In the 1980–81 season, as a member of Düsseldorfer EG, he led the league in scoring during the playoffs, with 22 points. He also played 45 games for the West German national ice hockey team.

1998

Krueger began his coaching career as an assistant with EV Duisburg of the German second league. Between 1994 and 1998, he led VEU Feldkirch to five straight Austrian championships, culminating in Feldkirch becoming champions in 1998 of the European Ice Hockey League, made up of the champions of various European leagues. This experience later encouraged him to author a motivational book. After the successes with the Austrian team, he took over as full-time head coach of the Swiss national ice hockey team, having split his time between Feldkirch and Switzerland in 1998. His tenure with the Swiss national team has also seen some notable successes. He led the team to appearances at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games and to several World Championship appearances. Krueger was also a scouting consultant for the Carolina Hurricanes.

2010

Krueger spoke at the World Hockey Summit in 2010, and addressed the need to co-ordinate International Ice Hockey Federation and National Hockey League events. He suggested that the World Cup of Hockey be played every four years, alternating with the Olympics Games every two years. He wanted to see the Ice Hockey World Championships became an under-23 event during Olympic years. He felt it would be beneficial to national teams to evaluate their younger talent at the international level. He wanted to resurrect the Champions Hockey League and Victoria Cup competitions, which he felt would make the game more popular in Europe.

Krueger joined the Oilers as associate coach in 2010. Although during his time with the Swiss team, Krueger may have been known as a defensive-minded coach, he has also demonstrated the ability to deliver the offensive style of game. This was confirmed by his performance as coach for VEU Feldkirch in Austria. He has been described as a great communicator, positive thinker and a motivator. The book he authored (in German, also translated into French), called Teamlife - Beyond Setbacks to Success, was devoted to handling problems in life, and became a bestseller.

2014

In 2014, Krueger made the switch from ice hockey to soccer, becoming director of Southampton in February 2014. Shortly after, he was appointed chairman of the club. He was dismissed on April 12 2019; set to leave on June 30 when his contract expired.

2016

Krueger was chosen to coach Team Europe in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

2019

In April 2019, Ralph Krueger, his wife and daughter received Swiss nationality.

On 15 May 2019, Krueger returned to the NHL as the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.

Family Life

Ralph's son Justin became a professional hockey player as well.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Ralph Krueger is 63 years, 1 months and 1 days old. Ralph Krueger will celebrate 64th birthday on a Thursday 31st of August 2023. Below we countdown to Ralph Krueger upcoming birthday.

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