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Buffalo Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as next head coach

Posted: 8:57 AM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-15 14:54:11-04
Report: Sabres hiring Ralph Krueger as next head coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Ralph Krueger will be the next head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres made the announcement Wednesday.

Krueger, 59, has NHL head coaching experience, spending half a season with the Edmonton Oilers in 2012-2013. In 48 games as the Oilers head coach, Krueger finished with a 19-22-7 record. Krueger also served as the head coach for Team Europe in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

“I am excited and honored to join the Buffalo Sabres family and will strive to maximize the potential that lies within this team. I look forward to building on the many positives that have been established within the organization and I am especially eager to get behind the bench and represent this passionate hockey city.”
Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill

Most recently, Krueger switched sports, serving as the chairman for the Southampton Football Club in the English Premier League.

“I am excited and honored to join the Buffalo Sabres family and will strive to maximize the potential that lies within this team. I look forward to building on the many positives that have been established within the organization and I am especially eager to get behind the bench and represent this passionate hockey city.”
Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Ralph Krueger