Bernd Brückler

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Bernd Brückler
Bernd Brückler 2011.jpg
Born (1981-08-26) 26 August 1981 (age 35)
Graz, Austria
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Hartford Wolf Pack
Espoo Blues
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
HC Sibir Novosibirsk
EC Red Bull Salzburg
EC KAC
National team  Austria
NHL Draft 150th overall, 2001
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1996–present

Bernd Brückler (born August 26, 1981 in Graz, Austria) is an Austrian professional ice hockey goaltender currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Bernd Brückler Dec 12 2010.JPG

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.

On 6 May 2011, Brückler signed a one-year contract with the KHL’s Sibir Novosibirsk.[1]

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.[2]

On September 8, 2015, Brückler was signed as a free agent from Champions EC Red Bull Salzburg, to EC KAC as an injury replacement on a one-year contract.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
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

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