Behind the ECHL Benches – Ryan Mougenel, Las Vegas Wranglers

Ryan Mougenel was named the second coach in Las Vegas Wranglers history on June 25, 2009 after four seasons as an assistant coach in the ECHL. Mougenel has guided the Wranglers to the postseason in each of his three seasons with the club, including a berth in the 2012 Kelly Cup Finals, the second Finals appearance in club history. He was selected as one of two coaches for the ECHL All-Stars in the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic in Bakersfield.


Prior to joining Las Vegas, Mougenel worked with Matt Thomas in Fresno and Stockton where the teams were 159-92-36 and advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs every year including 2006 when Fresno advanced to the conference finals after reaching 100 points and winning its first division title.


The 36-year-old played in the ECHL and had 105 points (46g-59a) and 271 penalty minutes in 180 regular season games with Atlantic City, Chesapeake, Hampton Roads and Jackson and 20 points (6g-14a) in 33 Kelly Cup Playoff games with Atlantic City, Chesapeake and Jackson. He helped Atlantic City win the Kelly Cup championship in 2003 and also played in the American Hockey League where he had one goal and two penalty minutes in 20 regular season games and appeared in one playoff game for Rochester. Mougenel played three seasons in the original International Hockey League and had 25 points (9g-16a) and 106 penalty minutes in 95 games for Cleveland and Quebec.

Coaching Record Reg. Season Playoffs
Season Team Gms. W L T Gms. W L
2009-10 Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) 72 34 30 8 5 2 3
2010-11 Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) 72 38 29 5 5 2 3
2011-12Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) 7242228 18126
ECHL Totals 216 114 8121 28 16 12