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Lindy Ruff | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (58) / 2/17/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200

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The New York Rangers have confirmed that they have hired Lindy Ruff as an assistant coach.
The move was previously reported in late June, but now we have confirmation. In Ruff the Rangers are getting one of the most experienced head coaches of all-time. He's coached in the fourth most games as a bench boss, behind only Joel Quenneville, Al Arbour, and Scotty Bowman. He spent the last four seasons with the Dallas Stars, but they only made the playoffs in two of those campaigns. His all-time record is 736-554-78-125 Mon, Jul 10, 2017 02:54:00 PM

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The New York Rangers will reportedly hire Lindy Ruff as an assistant coach.

The New York Post's Larry Brooks points out that the deal is not done, but it will be. Ruff spent the last four years as the head coach of the Dallas Stars and he held the same role with the Buffalo Sabres for 15 years. Ruff will be in charge of handling the Rangers' defense. Jeff Beaukeboom, who coached the defense last year, will join New York's scouting staff.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 12:19:00 PM

There have been some rumblings about the New York Rangers being interested in adding Lindy Ruff to their coaching staff.

This is being reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Ruff spent the last four seasons in Dallas before being let go at the end of the season. Prior to joining the Stars, Ruff was the head coach of the Buffalo Sabres from 1997 to 2013. He hasn't served as an assistant coach since he was with Florida back in 1997. Ruff has several connections to the Rangers. Assistant coach Scott Arniel and assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld were both former teammates of his many years ago. Chris Drury, who is also part of the Rangers' front office, played for Ruff from 2003-07. A move to New York makes sense, but we'll see if a deal between the two sides actually gets done.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 07:44:00 PM

Lindy Ruff will coach his final game with the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

"I want to personally thank Lindy for his commitment and professionalism over the four years that he served as our head coach in Dallas," GM Jim Nill said in a statement. "Lindy is not only a highly respected coach, he more importantly is a great person and an outstanding family man whom I have the utmost respect for on and off the ice." Ruff will look to tally one more victory with the Stars, boosting his 165-122-41 record in four seasons at the helm in Dallas.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 04:15:00 PM

The Stars re-assigned six players to Texas of the AHL following their final game of the season.

The most notable was defenseman Julius Honka. The others were Jason Dickinson, Remi Elie, Denis Gurianov, Mark McNeill and Gemel Smith.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Dallas has posted a mark of 8-14-5 against the Central Division this season.

The Stars have two games left on the schedule (Thursday against Nashville and Saturday versus Colorado) and they are both Central Division foes. Dallas is one of just three teams in the NHL that has single digit wins within the division, with Colorado and Detroit being the others. Those teams also have just eight victories.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 09:54:00 AM

Coach Lindy Ruff called out his best players after Tuesday's 7-1 loss to Edmonton.

"That may be the worst game I've coached as a Dallas Star," said Ruff. "We need a lot more out of the leaders of our team. They're the guys who can make the difference at this time. They're the guys that the responsibility lies on." He added that the team "went dead" after the Oilers took a 3-0 lead. The Stars will look to respond Thursday versus Vancouver.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 11:46:00 AM

Dallas has struggled against their own division this year.

The Stars have a 8-14-4 record against Central Division foes in 2016-17 following a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night. That puts them ahead of just the lowly Colorado Avalanche in the division.
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 09:46:00 AM

Dallas' penalty kill dropped to 30th overall after allowing two goals to Buffalo on Monday.

The Stars have a 74.3 penalty kill percentage, which ranks them just below the Sabres (74.4 percent). Dallas has allowed a league high 39 power-play goals against this season.
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 11:29:00 AM

Dallas coach Lindy Ruff shuffled his forward lines Saturday night against the Flyers.

Jamie Benn skated with Radek Faksa and Brett Ritchie, while Tyler Seguin played alongside Antoine Roussel and Patrick Eaves for much of the contest. Jason Spezza centered Lauri Korpikowski and Jiri Hudler. We're pretty sure this was just a temporary alignment, but you never know.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Dallas has been surrendering plenty of chances to opposing penalty kills this season and that has to change.

Dallas is tied for most shorthanded goals against at two, most shorthanded shots against at 12 and leads in most shorthanded shot attempts against at 21 over 34 power play opportunities. "We're trying to utilize two units, so it's a work in progress. When it comes to having an extra forward, sometimes it comes to using that off-hand shot, and we have good options there," coach Lindy Ruff referring to players like Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza. "They need better attention to detail, or there will be two defensemen on the ice at all times. They know their responsibility."
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Dallas coach Lindy Ruff wants his players to change their approaches.

He feels the Stars need to alter what they are doing structurally as well as a philosophically. Dallas has averaged 28.3 shots in the first three games of the year and Ruff wants to see them driving harder towards the net.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 12:45:00 PM

The Dallas Stars have promoted Less Jackson, Mark Janko and Scott White.

Jackson was serving as Jim Nill's assistant GM and been elevated to senior advisor to the general manager. Scott White was the general manager of Dallas' AHL affiliate in Texas and he's now been promoted to assistant GM. Janko also becomes assistant general manager. He was previously the director of hockey administration.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 12:39:00 PM

The trade of Alex Goligoski to Arizona will give the Stars the chance to inject some youth on their blueline.

Look for Esa Lindell, who is a star in the making after a strong AHL season, to make his mark in 2016-17. Others who may be given opportunities to grab a roster spot and play alongside rearguard anchors John Klingberg and Johnny Oduya are: Stephen Johns, Patrik Nemeth and Jamie Oleksiak. It will certainly be a season of chance on the Dallas blueline.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 10:31:00 AM

The Dallas Stars will have five players competing in the World Cup of Hockey tournament set to begin September 17th.

Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn will skate for Canada, while Esa Lindell will skate for Finland. Ales Hemsky and Radek Faska will play for the Czech Republic.
Sat, May 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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