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Kelly Buchberger

Born:December 2, 1966Draft:1985 Oilers 188th Overall
Hometown:Langenburg, SaskatchewanPosition:Right Wing
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Laval Rocket (Asst. Coach)

Kelly Michael Buchberger (born December 2, 1966) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He played for several National Hockey League teams from 1986 to 2004. As a coach, he has been an assistant for the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL) and a head coach of the Tri City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

Kelly Buchberger
(Judy Simpson/Tri-City Americans) Kelly Buchberger is enjoying his early days as head coach of the WHL’s Tri-City Americans.

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Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • AHL, Edmonton Road Runners, Assistant Coach (2004-2005)
  • NHL, Edmonton Oilers, Development Coach (2006-2007)
  • AHL, Springfield Falcons, Head Coach (2007-2008)
  • NHL, Edmonton Oilers, Assistant Coach (2008-2014)
  • NHL, Edmonton Oilers, Director of Player Personnel (2014-2016)
  • NHL, Edmonton Oilers, Director of Player Development (2016-2017)
  • NHL, New York Islanders, Assistant Coach (2017-2018)
  • WHL, Tri-City Americans, Head Coach (2018-2021)
  • AHL, Laval Rocket, Assistant Coach (2021-present)


  • Stanley Cup Winner (1987, 1990)
  • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal (1994)
  • IIHF World Championships Silver Medal (1996)