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Beukeboom Joins AHL Club as Assistant Coach

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Former Rangers defenseman Jeff Beukeboom has joined the Toronto Roadrunners of the American Hockey League (AHL) as an Assistant Coach.

The 39-year old Beukeboom was born in Ajax, Ontario and he played his junior hockey with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round, 19th overall, in the 1983 Entry Draft. He broke into the NHL during the 1986-87 season with the Oilers and remained with Edmonton until he was traded to the Rangers on November 12, 1991. He captured three Stanley Cups with the Oilers (1987, 1988 and 1990) and one with the Blueshirts (1994). He retired as a player following the 1998-99 season with 804 regular season games and 99 post-season matches.

Commenting on the appointment, Roadrunners Head Coach Geoff Ward stated that "Jeff is a proven winner and a true professional and his experience as a successful player in the NHL will help tremendously in the development of the Oilers prospects in Toronto."

Beukeboom on his hiring said "after being retired since 1999 I am really looking forward to getting back into the game and it's exciting to be joining a new team in a new building in Toronto, the hotbed of hockey in North America."

Beukeboom is married with three children and lives in Uxbridge, Ontario.
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