The Edmonton Oilers have announced the hiring of Craig Ramsay as an Assistant Coach. Kelly Buchberger will transition to a new role in player personnel.
Ramsay is a former player, drafted in the second round in 1971 by the Buffalo Sabres. He played 14 seasons in the NHL (1971-1985), all with the Sabres. He appeared in 776 consecutive games (1973-1983), which is the fourth longest consecutive games streak in NHL history.
He won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 1985.
In 1987, Ramsay became an assistant on the Sabres staff and later served as interim head coach. He also served in a role as the team’s director of player personnel and assistant general manager.
After breaking into coaching with Buffalo, Ramsay moved on to stops with the Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Atlanta Thrashers and back to the Florida Panthers.
He has been a head coach with the Sabres (interim), the Flyers, and most recently with the Thrashers in 2010-11.
Ramsay has nearly 40 years of NHL experience as a player and coach.