October 29, 1970 |
Nepean, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks|
|NHL Draft||25th overall, 1989
Daniel Paul Ratushny (born October 29, 1970 in Nepean, Ontario) is currently the head coach of EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL) and a former professional ice hockey defenceman.
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 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
|Men's ice hockey|
|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|