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Lindy Ruff

  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    187 lbs / 85 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

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
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 62 10 24 34 0.55 110 5 | 13 0 4 4 0.31 16 -1
AJHL 60 13 33 46 0.77 112 0 |
IHL 81 10 32 42 0.52 100 43 | 14 1 6 7 0.50 26 5
NHL 691 105 195 300 0.43 1264 -17 | 52 11 13 24 0.46 165 -6
WCHL 68 9 26 35 0.51 219 0 | 8 2 8 10 1.25 4 0
WHL 24 9 18 27 1.13 108 0 | 6 0 1 1 0.17 0 0
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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