EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers have hired Craig Ramsay as an assistant coach.
The 63-year-old has more than 40 years of NHL experience since being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres as a forward in 1971.
After spending his entire playing career in Buffalo, Ramsay moved behind the Sabres' bench. He served as an assistant with the team during the 1986-87 season and took over as interim head coach late that year.
He also spent time as Buffalo's assistant general manager and director of player personnel prior to his departure in 1993.
He served as head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010-11. He also served as an assistant with the Philadelphia Flyers (1998-2000) and was the team's interim head coach in February 2000, compiling a record of 16-8-1-0 while guiding the Flyers to an Atlantic Division title.
He has served as an assistant or associate coach for several teams including the Ottawa Senators (1996-98), Florida Panthers (1993-95, 2011-13), Boston Bruins (2007-10) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2001-07), where he won the Stanley Cup in 2004.
As a player, Ramsay had 672 points (252 goals, 420 assists) and 201 penalty minutes in 1,070 games with Buffalo. He won the 1985 Selke Trophy as the league's top defensive forward.

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Detroit hopes to hold off surging Pittsburgh So far this season, nothing has been easy for the Red Wings. Add tonight’s matchup against the explosive Penguins to the list.
Thumbnail Caps trying to regain footing out East   Washington didn’t exactly end the month of November on a stirring note. But can the reigning Presidents’ Trophy winner return to form against the Islanders?
Thumbnail Luongo attempts to give Florida a jolt A new era of Panthers hockey begins tonight. But can the Blackhawks stand tall and deliver yet another stellar performance at the...
Thumbnail Lack of scoring punch hurting Ruff's crew Two of the Western Conference’s most dangerous clubs square off tonight in the Gateway City. Will the Blues or Stars come out on top?
Thumbnail Stellar goaltending powers Calgary's success When Johnny Gaudreau went down with a broken finger two weeks ago, all seemed for the Flames. Now, though, they’ve morphed into one of the Western...
More inNHL Articles  
Advertisement
Advertisement

NHL Team Pages