Dan Ratushny

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Dan Ratushny
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Born (1970-10-29) October 29, 1970 (age 45)
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 a Canadian professional ice hockey coach. A former professional ice hockey defenceman, he is currently the head coach of Lausanne HC of the Swiss top-flight National League A (NLA).

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.

Coaching career[edit]

He served as assistant coach at the University of Ottawa in 2004-05.

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. In the 2011-12 season, he led the Tigers to the DEL playoff-semifinals and was named DEL Coach of the Year.

He signed with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL) in 2014[1] and was named head coach of the Austrian national team.[2] Ratushny guided Salzburg to the championship his first year,[3] repeating this success the following season (2015–16).[4]

In April 2016, he was named head coach of Lausanne HC of the Swiss top-flight National League A (NLA).[5] In May 2016, he stepped down from his position as head coach of the Austrian national team to focus on his job in Lausanne.[6]

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 [7]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1989–90 [8]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1989–90 [9]
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1990 [8]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1990–91 [8]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1990–91 [9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eishockey: Meister Salzburg wechselt Trainer aus - sport.ORF.at". sport.ORF.at (in German). 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  2. ^ KG, Kleine Zeitung GmbH & Co. "Kanadier Daniel Ratushny ist neuer ÖEHV-Teamchef". Kleine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg krönt sich zum EBEL-Meister". salzburg24.at. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Eishockey: Red Bull Salzburg ist EBEL-Meister". kurier.at. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  5. ^ Club, Lausanne Hockey (2016-04-26). "Communiqué de presse - Daniel Ratushny rejoint le Lausanne Hockey Club - Lausanne Hockey Club". Lausanne Hockey Club (in French). Retrieved 2016-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Ratushny schmeißt beim ÖEHV hin". www.laola1.at. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  7. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.