26 August 1981 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|EC Red Bull Salzburg
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
HC Sibir Novosibirsk
|NHL Draft||150th overall, 2001
Brückler started his hockey career with Graz EC in the Austrian league, and has represented the Tri-City Storm and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in North America. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers as their fifth-round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, 150th overall.
After short stints with several minor league teams, Brückler finished the 2005–06 season by taking the Espoo Blues of the Finnish SM-liiga into the playoffs. He posted a fantastic save percentage in his nine regular season games, registering three shutouts. On 23 April 2009, Brückler left Finland and signed with Kontinental Hockey League club Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.
In December 2013, Brückler and Finnish hockey writer Risto Pakarinen wrote a book "This is Russia: Life in the KHL - Doctors, bazas and millions of air miles", about Brückler's time in the KHL.
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2001–02|
|All-WCHA First Team||2003–04|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2003–04|
|All-WCHA Second Team||2004–05|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bernd Brückler.|
- Bernd Brückler's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Bernd Brückler – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net