Kent Ruhnke

Kent Ruhnke ( born September 18, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario ) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player ( right wing) and current coach. Most recently, he coached the EHC Olten in the National League B. His daughter Laura is also ice hockey player and part of the team of the Swiss women's team. His son Corey is also a professional hockey player.



Ruhnke began his career at the University of Toronto and graduated during which a game for the Barrie Flyers of the OHA. He also came at the end of his college days twice in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins used. Then, two years followed in the franchise of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association, said he. Well as 47 times for the farm team of the jets, which, in the American Hockey League Binghamton Dusters went on the ice

His first club in Europe was in the season 1978/79 the SC Riessersee from Garmisch -Partenkirchen. Later he joined the Zurich SC, where Ruhnke served as player-coach.


His first coaching position was the EHC Biel, where he worked between 1981 and 1984 and has been with the club in 1983 Swiss champion. He then returned to North America and coached the hockey team from Dalhousie University.

Between 1985 and 1987 he was responsible for Fribourg- Gottéron. Followed by four seasons at EHC Olten, with whom he 1988 promotion to the National League A managed. In the seasons 1988/89 and 1989/90 he returned for two games as a player on the ice back. More coach stations in the National League A were the EV train, again, the EHC Olten, the ZSC Lions, the SC Bern, the EHC Basel and Lugano. He won the 2000 and 2004 more Swiss Championship. From 2009 he was back at his first club as a coach, the EHC Biel, to the gang. From December 2011 he was coach at NLB club EHC Olten until the end of the season 2011/12.

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Career Stats

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )