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Canada Lindy Ruff

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Last added: Ed Brady
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. François Beauchemin 36 23 38 61
2. Christophe Boivin 36 19 33 52
3. Jonathan Charbonneau 35 23 27 50
4. Tommy Giroux 35 22 28 50
5. Kelsey Tessier 36 21 26 47
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
62
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired

Brothers: Brent Ruff, Marty Ruff & Randy Ruff
Son: Brian Ruff

Team Staff profile of Lindy Ruff also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1976-77 Taber Golden Suns AJHL 60 13 33 46 112 - |
Lethbridge Broncos WCHL 2 0 2 2 0 - |
1977-78 Lethbridge Broncos WCHL 66 9 24 33 219 - | Playoffs 8 2 8 10 4 -
1978-79 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 24 9 18 27 108 - | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0 -
1979-80 Buffalo Sabres NHL 63 5 14 19 38 -2 | Playoffs 8 1 1 2 19 -
1980-81 Buffalo Sabres NHL 65 8 18 26 121 3 | Playoffs 6 3 1 4 23 -
1981-82 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 16 32 48 194 1 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 -
1982-83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 60 12 17 29 130 15 | Playoffs 10 4 2 6 47 -
1983-84 Buffalo Sabres NHL 58 14 31 45 101 15 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 9 -
1984-85 Buffalo Sabres “A” NHL 39 13 11 24 45 -1 | Playoffs 5 2 4 6 15 -
1985-86 Buffalo Sabres “A” NHL 54 20 12 32 158 8 |
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 50 6 14 20 74 -12 |
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 77 2 23 25 179 -9 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 23 -1
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 63 6 11 17 86 -17 |
New York Rangers NHL 13 0 5 5 31 -6 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 17 -2
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 56 3 6 9 80 -10 | Playoffs 8 0 3 3 12 -3
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 14 0 1 1 27 -2 |
1991-92 Rochester Americans AHL 62 10 24 34 110 5 | Playoffs 13 0 4 4 16 -1
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 81 10 32 42 100 43 | Playoffs 14 1 6 7 26 5
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL Asst. Coach
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL Asst. Coach
1995-96 Florida Panthers NHL Asst. Coach
1996-97 Florida Panthers NHL Asst. Coach
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach Stanley Cup Finalist
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2000-01 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2004-05 Not active as staff Due to NHL lockout
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2006-07 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
Canada WC Head Coach Silver Medalist
2009-10 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
Canada OG Asst. Coach Gold Medalist
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2011-12 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL Head Coach Fired mid-season
Canada WC Head Coach
2013-14 Dallas Stars NHL Head Coach
Canada OG Asst. Coach Gold Medalist
2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL Head Coach
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL Head Coach
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL Head Coach
2017-18 New York Rangers NHL Asst. Coach
2018-19 New York Rangers NHL Asst. Coach
Canada WC Asst. Coach
2019-20 New York Rangers NHL Asst. Coach
2020-21 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
2021-22 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
2022-23 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 62 10 24 34 0.55 110 5 | 1 13 0 4 4 0.31 16 -1
AJHL 1 60 13 33 46 0.77 112 - | 0
IHL 1 81 10 32 42 0.52 100 43 | 1 14 1 6 7 0.50 26 5
NHL 12 691 105 195 300 0.43 1 264 -17 | 9 52 11 13 24 0.46 165 -6
WHL (WCHL) 3 92 18 44 62 0.67 327 - | 2 14 2 9 11 0.79 4 -
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Mike Ramsey (D) 1979-1989 10 Buffalo Sabres
Larry Playfair (D) 1979-1989 8 Buffalo Sabres
Gilbert Perreault (F) 1979-1987 8 Buffalo Sabres
Bill Hajt (D) 1979-1987 8 Buffalo Sabres
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Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Buffalo Sabres

Cult/Star player for Prince Albert Raiders

Cult/Star player for Taber Golden Suns

Career transactions
- 1992-08-24 • Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Gulls
- 1989-03-07 • Traded to the New York Rangers for a 1990 5th rounder (Richard Smehlik)

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