Ron Kennedy (May 7, 1953 - July 9, 2009) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach.

Early life[edit | edit source]

He was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Career[edit | edit source]

He played major junior hockey for the Estevan Bruins and the New Westminster Bruins from 1970 to 1973. The New York Islanders chose him 65th overall in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft and the Winnipeg Jets picked him 76th overall in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft.

Kennedy went with the Islanders and turned pro with their farm team, the Fort Worth Wings, in 1973-74. After three years in the minor pros, Kennedy went to Sweden for a year (1976-77). He stayed in Europe for most of the rest of his career, playing in Germany, the Netherlands, and Austria.

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

His coaching career included:

Death[edit | edit source]

Ron Kennedy resigned after his December 2008 diagnosis of brain cancer, from which he died, aged 56, in Klagenfurt, Austria.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ron Kennedy's hockey statistics profile at (2008). Retrieved on 2009-07-15.
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