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Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as head coach

By on May 15, 2019

Guess who’s back in the NHL?!

The Buffalo Sabres are expected to officially announce the hiring of Ralph Krueger as their new head coach when GM Jason Botterill meets with the media on Wednesday morning.

The 59-year old Winnipeg native had previously been the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers during the 2012/13 season after many years coaching overseas with German and Austrian club teams, along with a stint as bench boss of the Swiss men’s national hockey team.

But his time in the NHL was short lived. The Oilers relieved him of his duties after finishing with a 19-22-7 record during the lockout shortened season that year.

His most recent hockey related gig was when he lead to a Team Europe to an unexpected second-place finish at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

He had been employed by Premier League soccer club Southampton since 2014. He was promoted to chairman of the Football Club after a short stint as director. He was officially fired last month.

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