What was John Muckler's net worth? Former Edmonton Oilers head coach and Stanley Cup winner dies at 86

With more than 50 years in hockey as a player, executive and coach, Muckler's net worth is estimated to be roughly $11million


                            What was John Muckler's net worth? Former Edmonton Oilers head coach and Stanley Cup winner dies at 86
Coach John Muckler of the Edmonton Oilers (Getty Images)
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John Muckler, the former head coach of the Edmonton Oilers died at age 86 on Monday, January 4. Muckler was one of the most decorated coaches in the league's history and had won five Stanley Cups with the Oilers. He linked up with the franchise as an assistant coach in 1981 after 20 years of experience working with the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Rangers in different positions.

His coaching stint also included being the head coach of the Minnesota North Stars in 1968-69, according to TSN. With more than 50 years in hockey as a player, executive and coach, the question shifts towards Muckler's net worth which Networth Post's Tom Ford estimates to be roughly $11million. As far as his professional career goes, Muckler won his first Stanley Cup in 1984 working as the assistant coach on the Oilers' staff and another in 1985.

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This led to a promotion as assistant head coach under Glen Sather. Two more Cups followed that saw him being catapulted to the head coach position in 1989. Soon after, he coached the side to a fifth NHL title in seven years in 1990.

"On behalf of the Edmonton Oilers organization and John's many friends in the game of hockey, I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to Audrey and the entire Muckler family," former Oilers legend Gretzky said in a statement.

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He added, "When you have 22 pretty good hockey players and have enjoyed some success it's hard to imagine that the addition of an Associate Coach would be the final piece to getting the Edmonton Oilers to the top of the mountain, but that's exactly what happened when John joined the team."

"He was tough, strict, but most importantly fair, and he helped lay the groundwork to make our team more accountable to each other which propelled us to become champions," the Oilers legend added, according to The Athletic. "A wonderful family man and great friend, he personally took my career to another level, and I will always cherish the hours we talked, from breaking down defenses to raising a family. Rest in peace, John, you will be missed."

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Muckler last worked in the league as a senior advisor with the Arizona Coyotes in 2008. In his playing days, he kitted up several seasons as a defenceman in the Eastern Hockey League.