Dan Ratushny

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Dan Ratushny
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Born (1970-10-29) October 29, 1970 (age 44)
Nepean, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1989
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1992–2006

Daniel Paul Ratushny (born October 29, 1970) is currently the head coach of EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL), the Austrian national team and a former professional ice hockey defenceman.

Playing career[edit]

Ratushny was selected 25th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets following his freshman season at Cornell University. He spent two more seasons at Cornell and was named All-America and ECAC first-team all-star in both 1990 and 1991. He would also represent Canada at the 1990 IIHF World U20 Championship, winning a gold medal.

Ratushny left college hockey after his junior year to join the Canadian National Team with the goal of participating at the 1992 Olympics (at the time, the national team was stocked with amateur players, as professional participation at the Olympics was prohibited). He spent the conclusion of the 1990–91 and the entire 1991–92 seasons with the national team, winning a silver medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

Ratushny finished the 1991–92 season in Switzerland with EHC Olten before signing with the IHL Fort Wayne Komets for the 1992-93 season. He was dealt to the Vancouver Canucks at the NHL trade deadline in 1993, but only played one game for the Canucks.

From 1993 until 1999, Ratushny played in the AHL and IHL before continuing his career abroad in Japan, Finland, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

Daniel received his B.Sc. in Economics from Cornell in 1997. He earned his M.B.A. from the Strathclyde Business School in 2003 and his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2006.

From 2006 until 2009, Ratushny worked as a lawyer in the corporate department of the international law firm Stikeman Elliott.

From 2009 until 2011, Ratushny was the head coach of the Swiss National League B team EHC Olten. In 2011, he became head coach of the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for three seasons.

Awards and honors[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville Team
Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1988–89
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1989–90
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1989–90
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1990
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1990–91
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1990–91

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