Ralph Krueger

Head Coach Buffalo Sabres

Ralph Krueger, NHL Head Coach Buffalo Sabres
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Ralph Krueger is a Canadian-born German former hockey player and head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.  He is a multiple sport and international business executive and has been described as a “pure genius” in his approach to coaching.

Ralph was head coach of the Swiss men's national ice hockey team from the 1997–98 season until the end of the XXI Olympic Winter Games. In 2012-13 he was a coach of the Edmonton Oilers.  In 2014, Krueger shifted from hockey to the world of soccer and became director of English Premier League team Southampton.

He is also known for his involvement in the World Economic Forum, where since 2011 he has been a Member, Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership. We known to be a study of leadership and its translation from sport to business. Ralph can cross the floor and is comfortable in any boardroom setting.  He speaks in his video about playing and working with out having any fear and trusting your team-mates.

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Bring the excitement of the NHL and the cache of a NHL celebrity to your events, golf tournaments or corporate dinners by having Ralph Krueger act as your host, emcee or engage in a meet and greet.  As a local native to Germany, Ralph ties to his community, success in the big leagues and his compelling, personal stories make Ralph Krueger a great speaker, as well.


Hockey Stories - Life in the NHL

What’s it really like to run a professional NHL team?  Look behind the boards to hear tales from the bench, locker room and about the players themselves.  This unique insight will provide you with lessons on goal setting, the winning edge sprinkled with humor and stories that you won’t hear anywhere else!



What does it take to win a Stanley Cup?  Success in the NHL parallels success in business.  Learn from the greatest sports leaders today on how they lead their business and, as importantly, deal with setbacks to refocus on meeting their end goals. 


Motivating Millennials

One of the hottest debates today is “How do you motivate Millennials to drive your business forward?”  Hear from one of the best NHL Coaches, who take a different group of Millennials each year and motivate them to the reach their highest performance both individually and as a team.