Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:10 pm
Former Komets coach dies
JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette
Former Komets coach Ralph Keller, who was one of the American Hockey League’s all-time greatest players and made it to the NHL for three games with the New York Rangers, has died in Hershey, Pennsylvania, at 82.
Keller, who had just retired as a defenseman with the AHL’s Hershey Bears, replaced Ted Wright as Fort Wayne coach 11 games into the 1974-75 season and went 24-37-5, missing the playoffs.
In his three seasons behind the Coliseum bench, he was 84-109-29 and won two playoff series.
I have heard nothing on any trades, so it appears the Komets made no moves at the ECHL trade deadline today. If something changes -- and it's been known to happen that something comes out late after the paperwork processes -- I'll let you know.