Ken Yackel

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Ken Yackel
Born (1930-03-05) March 5, 1930 (age 87)
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Playing career 1950–1964
Ken Yackel
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Biographical details
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Playing career
1952–1956 Minnesota
Position(s) Right Wing
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960–1963 Minneapolis Millers
1971–1972 Minnesota
Head coaching record
Overall 7–17–0 (.292)

Kenneth James Yackel (born March 5, 1930 in Saint Paul, Minnesota - d. July 12, 1991) was an American ice hockey player. Yackel was a member of the American 1952 Winter Olympics team. He briefly played professionally in the National Hockey League, appearing in six games with the Boston Bruins in 1959, becoming only the second American-developed player to appear in the NHL during the 1950s. He was briefly the head coach for Minnesota during the 1971–72 season, serving in an interim capacity after Glen Sonmor resigned mid-year. Yackel was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986.

College Head Coaching Record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Minnesota Golden Gophers (WCHA / Big Ten) (1971–1972)
1971–72 Minnesota 7–17–0† 6–14–0 / 3–5–0† 10th / 4th
Minnesota: 7–17–0 6–14–0 / 3–5–0
Total: 7–17–0

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Yackel replaced Glen Sonmor in December 1971

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WIHL First Team 1953–54
AHCA All-American 1953–54
All-NCAA All-Tournament First Team 1954 [1]
All-WIHL First Team 1954–55
All-WIHL First Team 1955–56


  1. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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