m_gallery_type = "photo"; PHILADELPHIA -- Out in Western Canada, there's a small farm town an hour's drive west of Edmonton that pretty much has been known for one thing since the late 1970s. The Granato brothers coached together at Wisconsin in 2016-17. by Paul on 07/08/20 at 08:02 PM ET Comments (0) from Randy Miller of NJ.com, Devils players campaigned for status quo while management took its time deciding what to do about its interim general manager and head coach. We only use official stats. - Connect directly with players, coaches, teams, scouts and agents (optional) Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, Brayden Schenn off to good start, but seeing big brother benched is "brutal". m_gallery_permalink = "http://photos.nj.com/8001122/gallery/dave_hakstol_1015/index.html"; - Verification Badge on your profile, Post a comment/trivia/testimonial in English, New Jersey Devils 11, half of Lindy's … As for Ruff, Peters hopes he can enjoy being a family man. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. m_gallery_pagetype = "embed"; ... His debut was confirmed Tuesday morning by coach Lindy Ruff. He wore No. As a youngster, Brent, one of Ruff's brothers, was killed in a bus crash along with a number of his Swift Current Broncos teammates back in 1986. "Lindy's a guy that since I was young everybody in our town looked up to," said Hakstol, who was hired by the Flyers in May after having lots of success as a college hockey head coach for 11 seasons at North Dakota. before coaching against his newest hometown hero for the first time. The directors listened to Chynoweth and didn't interrupt. Swift Current Broncos - … m_gallery_creation_date = "Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 10:02 AM"; Get access to our unique free agency lists and many more premium features, Brothers: Brent Ruff, Marty Ruff & Randy Ruff But that's a small town and for him to make it, too, I think is in incredible feat. - 1997-07-21 • Named Head Coach by the Buffalo Sabres, Player profile of Lindy Ruff also available. - 2013-05-12 • Named Head Coach by the Dallas Stars Regardless of how much they talk, the two Warburgers are fans of each other because of their roots. Darren Kruger, Scott Kruger's brother and a former Bronco himself, was going to be in the arena that night, coaching Medicine Hat. He’s had worse days. I got work to do.'". Marty Ruff (born May 19, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman.He was drafted in the first round, 20th overall, by the St. Louis Blues in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, however, he never played in the National Hockey League.He is the younger brother of former player and coach Lindy Ruff … Lindy walked off that bus with one more hockey scar on his face. Four players: Trent Kresse, Scott Kruger, Chris Mantyka and Brent Ruff (younger brother of then-player and former Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff) were killed. Brent Ruff, who was two years younger than Hakstol, was killed on Dec. 30, 1986 at age 16. Important: An official team/league url or a team document must be provided for us to update staff stats. m_gallery_blog_id = "8001122"; Brent Ruff, the youngest of four boys, was born on his big brother's birthday and dreamed of following in his skate tracks. Lindy Ruff (Getty Images) ... Stephen, and Andrew’s brother, Geoff, will both play in the game. While Stars coach Lindy Ruff is famous for shuffling his lines and defense pairs, he has had Jordie Benn on the top pairing with John Klingberg for the past three days of practice. This story of two residents now making it big includes sadness, as Hakstol was friends with Ruff's late younger brother. Eliteprospects.com staff profile of Lindy Ruff, 1960-02-17 Edmonton, AB, CAN Canada. "We're a coaching hotbed," Ruff joked Tuesday before coaching against his newest hometown hero for the first time. Follow him on Twitter @RandyJMiller. He will return to his home country of Sweden in the summer and reconnect with family and younger brother Adam, who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks. "Obviously, the shots have been down but sometimes the shots are deceiving when you give up the type of quality that we gave up,” Ruff said. Lindy Ruff remembers Hakstol as a kid and got to know him a little better in September 2007 when his Buffalo squad played a preseason game against the Minnesota Wild at Hakstol's North Dakota rink. - Premium Design on your profile page (optional) ALSO: Brayden Schenn off to good start, but seeing big brother benched is "brutal". "I said, how would you like me to do that? "As a kid, I remember when he was a first-round pick and when he played his first games in the league.". Not even close. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (User Agreement updated 1/1/21. - 2017-07-10 • Named Assistant Coach by the New York Rangers Devils coach Lindy Ruff said every goal the Sabres scored resulted from a mistake by the Devils while in possession of the puck. ... Center Jack Hughes is brother of Vancouver defenseman Quinn Hughes. - Improve your search rank Multiple Reports State Lindy Ruff Will Be Named Head Coach Of The New Jersey Devils. Randy Miller may be reached at rmiller@njadvancemedia.com. Submit changes (incorrect DOB, missing stats, incorrect stats, social media links etc) using a web form and we will review your update request within 24 hours and update accordingly. - EP Contact Book listing of your profile (optional) © 2021 Advance Local Media LLC. History — Here lies Lindy Ruff. His brother, Tony, played 13 seasons in the NHL. Ruff, who is eight years older than Hakstol, has been the biggest celebrity from Warburg for decades. DALLAS -- The Stars likely will be without forward Tyler Seguin after he was injured Friday night on what coach Lindy Ruff called a "dirty shot." The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Peters played with Rolston's brother, Brian, and calls him a "good man." Ruff ranks sixth on the NHL’s career coaching victory list with 736, trailing Scotty Bowman (1,244), … Wednesday might have felt like a death in the family to me, but it wasn’t. "My dad called me and said I gotta make sure to say hello to his mom," Ruff said with a laugh. Brent Ruff, younger brother of then-Buffalo Sabres captain Lindy Ruff, was among those killed. In 1986, his little brother Brent never walked off the bus. Every time there is a goal-against, it’s his fault because he organizes the defensemen. Sign up for EP Premium and verify your profile to access these benefits. He was a good coach and a good guy. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Zajac has also appeared on the top unit of the power play at times this season, and Ruff will have to make adjustments there to not having his faceoff man. Tyce Thompson’s debut for the Devils will be made even more special because it will be against his brother. He and Lindy were born on the same day, Feb. 17 -- but 10 years apart -- … And congratulations because he did a great job in North Dakota and now to get this opportunity, I'm happy for him.". The Rangers Are Better Off Without Lindy Ruff July 10, 2020 by Jeb Biggart Hindsight is 20/20, but the New York Rangers’ decision to hire Lindy Ruff as a … Stars defenceman Jamie Oleksiak, left, has been motivated by the hard work of his 16-year-old sister and four-time Rio Olympic medallist Penny, right, in his attempt at … He had a 12-year NHL playing career with the Buffalo Sabres and the Rangers that was followed by a more successful coaching career, first during a long run in Buffalo and now with Dallas. The Debut will be an exciting one for Thompson and his family, who will be in … Find NJ.com Philadelphia Sports on Facebook. "Dave was about the age of my younger brother and it wasn't the only Hakstol family (in the area). m_gallery = "dave_hakstol_1015"; Stephen spent the past four seasons in the American Hockey League with … - 2020-07-09 • Named Head Coach by the New Jersey Devils This story of two residents now making it big includes sadness, as Hakstol was friends with Ruff's late younger brother. Head coach Lindy Ruff made sure to let Thompson acclimate by getting a few practices under his belt. Look no further than Rangers fans’ obsession with assistant coach Lindy Ruff. ... Brothers: Brent Ruff, Marty Ruff & Randy Ruff History - 2020-07-09 • … Lindy Ruff, who played 12 seasons in the NHL and was a head coach for 19 more, has been named the coach of the New Jersey Devils, the club announced on Thursday. Ruff's voice was one of the first voices Peverley heard as he regained consciousness, and Nathalie believes to this day the coach played a vital role in helping her husband survive. The New Jersey Devils poached Lindy Ruff away from the New York Rangers and officially made Tom Fitzgerald their general manager in a busy week for the Hudson River Rivalry. He was playing junior hockey for the WHL's Swift Current Broncos when his team bus crashed on icy roads traveling to a game in Regina, killing four players. There are 30 NHL head coaches and two hail from Warburg, Alberta, population 789 -- the Flyers' Dave Hakstol and Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars. "It's got to be hard on Lindy and his family," Peters said. Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement updated 5/1/2021). All rights reserved (About Us). Subscribe now. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Ruff rooted on Hakstol when he was at North Dakota, while Hakstol has looked up to Ruff for years. But he was fine, really. m_gallery_title = "Dave Hakstol 11/15"; In 1986, Ruff's younger brother Brent, a junior hockey player, was killed in a bus crash in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. There was a couple of them around. m_gallery_json = "https://blog.nj.com/photogallery/8001122/18808846.json"; / NHL, NHL Coach of the Year (Jack Adams Award) Finalist, Log in or go premium to post and read comments. When a brawl broke out between Murray's Senators and … For the first time in his National Hockey League career, the 23-year-old is set to face his younger brother, Tyce Thompson, when the Sabres face the … The building's pretty big. The survivors included a future Hockey Hall of Famer, Joe Sakic. The Warburg natives didn't have make time for a dinner after the Stars got into Philadelphia on Tuesday night, but planned to chat before their 7:30 p.m. Wednesday matchup.