MENU

Americans announce Kelly Buchberger as Head Coach

Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club

 

KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has hired Kelly Buchberger as the team’s new head coach.

“Kelly brings a wealth of experience and passion to the position,” stated Tory. “He checked off all the boxes I had when looking for a new coach.”

Buchberger is a former WHL player for the Moose Jaw Warriors where, in two seasons, he recorded 65 points. He was selected in the ninth round of the of the 1985 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers where he won two Stanley Cups. He remained an Oiler until he was selected in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. His number (24) was retired by the Moose Jaw Warriors a decade ago.

Buchberger begins his coaching career in the WHL after serving as a Head Coach in the AHL and an Assistant Coach for various NHL teams.

PLAYING HISTORY

S TEAM GP G A TP PIM POST GP G A TP
 
1988-89 Edmonton Oilers 66 5 9 14 234
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers 55 2 6 8 168 Playoffs 19 0 5 5
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers 64 3 1 4 160 Playoffs 12 2 1 3
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers 79 20 24 44 157 Playoffs 16 1 4 5
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers 83 12 18 30 133  
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers “A” 84 3 18 21 199  
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers “A” 48 7 17 24 82  
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers “C” 82 11 14 25 184  
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers “C” 81 8 30 38 159 Playoffs 12 5 2 7
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers “C” 82 6 17 23 122 Playoffs 12 1 2 3
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers “C” 52 4 4 8 68 Playoffs 4 0 0 0
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers “C” 68 5 12 17 139  
Los Angeles Kings 13 2 1 3 13 Playoffs 4 0 0 0
2000-01 Los Angeles Kings “A” 82 6 14 20 75 Playoffs 8 1 0 1
2001-02 Los Angeles Kings “A” 74 6 7 13 105 Playoffs 7 0 0 0
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes 79 3 9 12 109
2003-04­­­ Pittsburgh Penguins 71 1 3 4 109


COACHING HISTORY
 

S TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM
2004-05 Edmonton Road Runners AHL Asst. Coach
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers ­NHL­­ Development Coach
2007-08 ­­­Springfield Falcons AHL Head Coach
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL Asst. Coach
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL Asst. Coach
2010-11 Edmonton Oilers NHL Asst. Coach
2011-12 Edmonton Oilers NHL Asst. Coach
2012-13 Edmonton Oilers NHL Asst. Coach
2013-14 Edmonton Oilers NHL Asst. Coach
2014-15 Edmonton Oilers NHL Dir. of Player Personnel
2015-16 Edmonton Oilers NHL Dir. of Player Personnel
2016-17 Edmonton Oilers NHL Dir. of Player Development
2016-17 New York Islanders NHL Asst. Coach
More News
Kia CHL Top-10 Rankings: ICE move up to number 2
1 hour ago
3:35
Highlights: Broncos (4) at Tigers (5) - OT
2 hours ago
2:35
Highlights: Chiefs (3) at Thunderbirds (5)
11 hours ago
0:15
WHL Highlight of the Night - October 19, 2021
12 hours ago
0:12
Real Canadian Superstore Save of the Night - October 19, 2021
12 hours ago
Thunderbirds host Chiefs in CHL TV Game of the Week presented by Kubota Canada
19 hours ago